Overseas Anxiety

As excited as we are to be moving overseas, we are as equally over whelmed. Sounds easy enough, pack up all your belongings into cardboard boxes put them in an even bigger box, get on a plane and viola! You have successfully moved! I wish!

**countdown isnt exact**

The more you read, the more you know and in my case the more anxiety will grow. It’s the little things you don’t think of right away like foreign car insurance, overseas drivers license, international phone service, shipping our cars and dogs, the newest epiphany being that our appliances won’t necessarily work over there, that overwhelm me. I’m already stressing on how I’m going to learn German as quickly as I can (unfortunately for me, I took Spanish in high school), get medically cleared to move, get passports and map out everywhere we want to explore. Not that most of those things should be stressful but I just feel like I have so much on my plate. Which is definitely exciting in a way but until we are there I feel like there’s just going to be a weight on my shoulders.

In the midst of all that I’m sad to say I need to find a new school. Which is just another thing I didn’t want to worry about right now.

I can’t begin to process it all. We found out with about six or so months to prepare and it seemed like enough time, I remember wishing we could leave the next day. Now I almost want more time, even though I would still stress out just as much. Anyone want to help me fill out paperwork?

*at least i have cute passport covers*



7 thoughts on “Overseas Anxiety

  1. Linnea Knisely says:

    First of all I am so excited for your new adventure. What amazing things you will see and do.
    The move………I remember when we moved from Kansas to Arizona (I know not the same but still a huge change for us). Thinking lets go tomorrow. Than reality set in, packing, selling our house, getting health insurance (since my husband was going from working for someone to working for himself), getting/finding moving company, finding a house/school for kids and as you know the list kept growing. I thought I was going to lose it from all the worry and anxiety. My husband and I talked and we decided we needed to stop and take it one day at time, make a list of what we needed to do or had to do. Once that happen when we had a plan and something to go by it helped. Now there was still anxiety and stress with leaving friends and family and worrying about everything. What got me through all this was knowing I had my husband and kids with me. I know your moving to a different country and that adds another level of changes and fears but remember you are not doing it alone you have your husband by your side to face all of this with. I have complete faith that everything will fall in place for you and it WILL be okay. Remember take it one day at time and don’t hesitate to ask for help from friends. Your going to be fine, cause if you are your moms daughter you are strong lady!
    I will keep you in my prayers that everything falls it to place they way it needs too. Please keep us updated on your journey to Germany!


  2. hehresman says:

    Rachel, this is a time of your life that’ll shape you and mold you into an even more amazing person. Before I moved to Italy I was timid and shy and low-key really awkward (I mean I was like 10) but moving into a place that I had no connection to whatsoever really pushed me out of my comfort zone. I’m very excited to watch this journey unfold for you and I can’t believe that this is the first time I’ve read your blog! You have a beautiful, engaging way of writing.. just like I remember! šŸ™‚


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