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I moved to Scotland

It’s been a month-or-so since I posted anything here on my little blog, the reason being, well, I moved to Scotland and, not only has my life been emotional and chaos, but other things have taken priority for a little while. But, I am back, and I am excited to be writing again. But first, a catch-up.

Three weeks ago today I landed at Edinburgh airport where my mama was waiting with arms open wide, and I was ready (although teary-eyed and missing my wife terribly) to hit the ground running and make a start on our new life.

Other than catching up with my mum, I have spent the rest of my time here applying for jobs and attending interviews as finances play a very big part in getting Jean over here – I will talk more about visas in a different post – making it the number one on my priorities list.

Thankfully, two weeks in, I got a job and, although not in the field I originally studied and have worked in for the last 5 years (again, a story for another blog post), it’s a job that will allow me to study again and embark on a new career path that is much-needed and pays well.

Getting a job was a major step in the right direction for me, and it has allowed me to step back, take a deep breath and enjoy the rest of the time I have off (only another four days) before getting back into work and a routine (another thing I have missed), which I am really looking forward to.

In addition to sorting out a job, I am staying with my mum until I am earning (thanks mum and Bri), I am exercising more regularly (hey self-care), have registered with my local GP and visited the dentist (for some v-costly but v-necessary work).

I have also spent more time with my grandparents and family in the last three weeks than I have in a long time, saw my grandad play bowls – also for the first time in my life – and get to spend more time with my old man-dog Chester.

Although short, this is just a small snippet of what I have done while here and have lots more to share, so expect more blog posts from me on this topic (and regarding the visa process, too).

I am looking forward to making more memories and working hard to get my wife over here with me ASAP, and I am excited to share every step on the way with you all. Stay tuned!

Are you considering emigrating to another country? Or have you recently emigrated? Let me know in the comment section below.

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  • Reply HEATHER LASSELL

    I’ve just received my British Citizenship in April and my first passport in August! My mother is from Glasgow but has been in Canada since she was a teenager. I’m toying with the idea of moving over in a couple years!

    August 22, 2019 at 7:13 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      Wow Heather, congratulations on receiving your passport. Moving over here is definitely something I would say is worth exploring.

      August 23, 2019 at 2:50 pm
      • Reply Heather Lassell

        Thank you so much! 🙂 I think it would be a really fun adventure!

        August 23, 2019 at 4:29 pm

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