I'm thrilled to find this site - what a great resource. I guess I was first someone who was in love with the UK from a very young age. As I've read many here say, I always felt I belonged there. For me, it was England (and Ireland). I grew up knowing I'd live there one day. I visited at the ages of 18, 27 and 28.
Life happened, however, and now, at the age of 38, I am realizing that my current life is not where I am supposed to be. I will most likely be making a major transition in my life in the near future and in a few years' time, with luck and your help, I will have what I need to get a visa and live in England.
There is a wonderful man I have met (yes, online, like so many here) and we are beginning a phenomenal relationship that I am very excited about.
There are complicated loose ends on my end (in the midwest United States) and this will likely be a long journey. We're okay with that.
I'd say as of right now my biggest questions are related to visas, health care since I am on Social Security Disability Income (but work part-time), what the red tape is for visiting and then living in terms of having a fiancee or husband as a British citizen, and overall life in the UK as an expat.
Even if I wasn't hoping to move there in the next few years, I would still love reading your stories and answers because of how much and long I have dreamt of doing this.
I wish you all much peace and happiness.