Hey everybody! My name is Rachael, and I am a born and raised Washingtonian. This past summer, I moved to Tampa to pursue my career as a government contractor, and I've been miserable. I'm not one for constant sunshine and hot humidity. I miss the cool mornings and the sound of the rain, and my scarves and boots! As such, I began to look into transferring to the DC area, when a friend of mine said, Rachael, you've always been obsessed with European culture, why don't you go live in it!? Within a week I'd renewed my close to expiration date passport and applied for every job I could. I'm in the application process and have a 90% chance of getting the job. I'd be moving to Cambridgeshire, probably staying in Huntingdon at first as it is near RAF Molesworth where I'd be working, and seems to be the cheapest option until I find the perfect small town to settle in. I'm single, and I'll be traveling with just myself and my small dog, Dobby, so I can easily pick up and move from town to town.
While out of my mind with excitement, I'm also pretty nervous about all of this! I've never lived more than 20 minutes away from a family member, and we are all VERY close. I have siblings 20 years younger than me who could hardly stand the cross country distance, nor I, and now I'll be practically on the other side of the world!
Looking forward to learning some things from my fellow expats.