***update*** I just launched a brand new social community for movers to Ireland. You can find it at IrelandMoveClub.com
Moving to Ireland
After many happy years of living in the good ol’ USA my family and I have made the HUGE decision to pack up and move back to Ireland! It’s been a crazy few weeks/months, trying to decide whether we would actually do it, trying to figure out the logistics (schools, pets, housing, jobs, affordability etc…) but for better or worse, we’re going 🙂
I’m happy with the decision, and I’m eager to get back to Ireland and get my young family settled in. However, it’s going to be a tough few weeks/months ahead. The move itself won’t be easy, settling in will take time, and sadly we will miss so much about our life in America (friends, places, weather and so much more).
This will be my 4th international move – yes fourth! I’ve moved back and forth between Ireland and the United States 3 times in the last 12 years, and this, I hope, will be the last move. It’s not easy to do a move like this, and it takes a while to adjust to your new/old country, so I’m really hoping it all works out perfectly.
Creating an online international moving resource
I learned a lot during the last couple of moves that’ll help me plan/do this move, however, since we decided to make this next move, I’ve learned a whole lot more. With that in mind, I’ve been busy taking notes and pictures, filing emails, documenting expenses, writing down the names of services we’re using, and more, all with the ultimate goal of putting together a resource here on ‘Got Ireland’ to help other people plan their own international moves. Whether it be something simple like booking air transport, or something a little more daunting like picking an international moving company, or more daunting still, getting your pet (dog in my case) across to Ireland from the States, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of useful information to share.
So keep checking back. Anything I write about my move back to Ireland, I’ll file under the new, aptly named category, Moving to Ireland.
Wish me luck…
P.S. – any advice on moving is welcome 🙂 I’ve done this a few times, but maybe you’ve done it better…