I feel like this post is much needed. Not even sure I posted any life update since I started this blog back in February 2017. So much can happen in a year. As far as I am concern, things started to get much faster last September. And now everything is coming together.
Forgive me if I have waited so long to say anything. I just did not want to jinx it. The time has come now to tell it all.
Last August, my boyfriend (now husband) flew out to New York for a job interview with a lab within NYU. He got the job on the spot and we had to actually start planning for a big move. His starting date was February 4th so there was indeed a lot to do in a few months. We also decided to get married.
A small wedding in Edinburgh with our close families and respective witnesses. Everybody came for a long weekend in Scotland and it was honestly such a great weekend. Especially considering we all come from different countries (France for me, Germany for him) and everybody speaks different languages. Good thing his mum speaks French, my mum and brother speak German, and everyone else speaks English!
Philip, my husband (feels weird to call him that, but it is also super satisfying), flew out to NYC at the beginning of February. I applied for my visa shortly after, when I got all the required documentation, had my interview on the 4th of March at the US Embassy in London and my visa approved on the day.
I booked a one way flight to New York and am getting ready for the big move. Both notices at work and for my flat have been given. My last day at work is the 12th of April and I will be leaving the United Kingdom on the 19th of April, to stay two weeks in France with my family. My mum is coming to London from Normandy with the car to help me pack up and move out. She is also coming to pick up the kitten because he is not allowed on the Eurostar and would cost too much to transport on the plane.
Then, I will be flying out to New York on the 1st of May to join my husband. I can’t wait! And can’t contain my excitement! It is not over. My visa does not come with a work permit. I will have to apply once there and then wait three to five months to be able to work in the US. However, due to a fiscal convention between France and the US, I will be able to work as a freelancer in the US while having a business address in France (my parents’ home).
Thus, I will give a go to being a full-time blogger!
A new adventure begins! And also, as mentioned earlier this year, I will (try to) commit to Youtube too. I had aimed at starting filming videos in February but failed miserably. I am actually waiting to be home in Normandy to start as I have a few ideas that can’t be put into life in my London flat. Indeed, I have decided to do DIY, book club and movie related videos. Plus the occasional NYC vlogs!
That’s all for this life update for now, but I feel like it is quite big already! I am moving to New York! The closer it gets, the more real it becomes! And now that I have my visa and flight, I can tell for sure it is really happening!
I have moved a lot in the past years and lived in many places. France, New Zealand, Italy, Scotland, England, and now the US… New York no less. OMG. Excuse my excitement but yeah, I am pretty hyped!
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Have you lived abroad? If so, where and how long? Considering moving to the US or anywhere else for a few years? Anything life update to share?
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