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Four Months

Four Months

Four months ago, I arrived in Spain jet-lagged and overwhelmed. While the exhaustion from the jet lag has passed, being overwhelmed will continue to be a part of the expat life I have created for myself here in Valencia. It is amazing what a month can bring when I am...
One month

One month

One month from today, I will be unemployed. It’s part of the process to moving to Spain, but I have worked for the same organization for over 12 years. Over those 12 years, I have enjoyed the company of some excellent coworkers, learned some valuable lessons,...

Unexpectedly at Home

According to my original plans, I was supposed to be leaving today for Valencia. However, with my visa still pending, I am still gladly at home. Instead of being a bit angry or bitter, I have decided to take advantage of the extra six weeks with a sense of excitement....

Fumbling on the Visa

Well, gentle readers, I just spent two-and-a-half days on an unproductive venture to submit my visa paperwork. Here’s what I did wrong: I did not have enough financial information. At least a year’s worth of information needs to be included for a checking...

VISA Panic!

The world is strange. Bureaucracy is even stranger. While I am willing to throw caution to the wind in some carefully considered situations, I know that I must carefully managed other events in my life, or they will manage me. Consider, gentle reader, the concept of a...