On August 9, 2001, I embarked on a journey that will change the course of my life forever. This week, I’m celebrating 17 years on my relocation journey. About four months ago, I started writing about My life in Germany. Reflecting on my story has empowered me and given me a great appreciation for how I got to where I am today. It has been a great learning experience for me. I am very proud of all my achievements, failures, learnings and experiences.
In this post, I will summarize my highlights, learnings and share tips for everyone on a similar journey. When I started telling my story, I had three objectives - to remind myself of some of the challenges I overcame, to support other women who are on a similar journey and share tips, learn from one another to succeed on our relocation journey. I am delighted that I have been able to achieve these objectives and much more.
What did I learn about myself?
We keep hearing about how reflection provides you with power for the future. I must say, I am now a believer. Three things that I learned about myself during my reflection include:
Highlights from my Journey
To summarize my story, here are some personal highlights.
Year 1 and 2
10 things I wish someone told me before I moved to Germany
Top 10 tips
Summarizing the greatest lessons I learned on my journey that could help you too.
Thanks for coming with me on this reflection journey of my life in Germany.
In 2015, my relocation journey took me to the US. Watch out for "My life in the US: Year 1" story. Follow my developing relocation story as part of the Her Relocation series.
Your support & kind words
When I started telling my story, I had no idea what types of doors it'll open to me. The feedback I received was above my expectation. As a symbol of my appreciation and I want to share some quotes with you.
7/8/2018 10:11:31 am
Thanks for continuing to share with us. The self care part didn't come easy, but your encouragement is greatly appreciated. Xx
8/8/2018 08:47:02 am
Really enjoyed reading this post MC! Thanks again for sharing your story, I get to discover Germany through your (unique) eyes. I personally struggle with "Have a plan and stay focus on your goals" especially when I see the world as a land of opportunities, but I'll get there ;-) !
10/8/2018 03:42:37 pm
It is really a wonder to discover you through that post. I.m very blessed MC and i remember the time togheter In December 2003 once in a SMD christmas Meeting in the evening at Waldhaus. i shared with you and your twin for the first time. What a blessing and encouragement was it for me. Now you.re all gone and after visiting the US and my Sister in Oregon this summer, she encourages me to move there beside, at the times i can say: I reached some goals and never thing about moving at all. I.m now oppened to each opportunities and see them as a chance for new challenges. Only God knows his real goals for us and i.m expecting to do the next steps according to His reals Goals for me.
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