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We’re done!! … for now.

Hello everybody! Long time no see! Uhm read…

It has been a while since I wrote something. And I think I have good reasons. Ok one good reason, which is, PCSing.

For all of you who are not familiar with all the ‘military slang’ (don’t worry I’m still trying to figure it all out even though we’ve been together for almost 2 years), PCSing means Permanent Change of Station. Yes, it has to be something fancy like that because ‘moving’ is just not cool enough. 

For the last month we’ve been running around, doing back flips and trying to figure it all out since it’s the first PCS move for me and my husband. 

We are currently living in Germany, which you might know, and our new home will be in the states. So all ouf our household goods and our car had to be packed up and shipped. The packing was done by the moving company, which sounded amazing when I first heard about it. You’re guessing right, there is a ‘but’.

I’ve moved a few times in my live so far, but this time, has been the worst so far. Most people say that it’s just because it’s our first PCS move and that all the other moves will be sooooo much easier. I don’t believe it. 

I really liked the idea of someone else doing the work and packing everything up and putting it away so it could be shipped to the states, but when we started to throw out stuff we didn’t want anymore and started packing our suitcases, it was the worst to see all the other stuff still laying around and not being allowed to pack ANYTHING! at all. 

After a very stressful week, in which I had my final exam for my apprenticeship, the unaccompanied baggage was being picked up, we finally got my visa approved, i had my graduation ceremony, the moving company came 2 days early to pack our HHG and we gave the keys to our first flat back to the landlord and moving into base housing we we’re FINALLY! all packed up and ready to go…

… is what I thought. Little did I know that trying to spend as much time with your parents and family before you leave the country for an unknown amount of time, outprocessing, arranging a go away party, doing multiple visits at my doctors here in germany and getting our car ready to be shipped out was gonna make the next 1 1/2 weeks of my life quite stressful. 

After running around like crazy, handing in about 100 papers, getting our car ready to go and getting shipping plates, doing the Macarena and running back and forth again, because the people from outprocessing didn’t know my husband had special allowances for his job, we are finally done. I never thought I’d see this day. 

Now the only thing we have to do, is waiting to fly out of germany. We’re probably gonna be spending the last few days with my parents and enjoy our time left here. 
I hope you’re all having an amazing day and I’ll talk to you soon!
Next stop: USA ✈

PCS.

Hello everybody!

The last few weeks have been a little hectic and crazy. My husband got back from his first deployment, we’ve been running around on base for hours, filling out forms to start my green card process and finding out where we will be moving in July.

Last week we finally got to find out what state will be our new home.
We’ll be moving to: UTAH!

My husband is extremely excited since his brothers are stationed there as well and he wanted to be close to family so badly.
And me… well I’ve always wanted to leave Germany. The country I was born and raised in. I love it here, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve always had the feeling that I belong somewhere else.
Knowing where we’ll be going this July is weird. I dunno how I feel about it.
Of course I am excited! Can’t wait to move to the states and start a new adventure with my husband. But the second I read UTAH on the computer screen, it hit me. I knew I’d have to leave my family but it got so real and scary. Does any of you know what I’m talking about?
When I saw my parents faces when I told them… I don’t even know. Happy and incredibly sad at the same time. I’m not a mum yet, but seeing your baby moving thousands of miles away is probably very hard for every parent…

I have never been to Utah and this is our first time PCSing as well. So any kind of information or helpful advice is appreciated! 😀

Alrighty, I hope you’re all having an awesome Sunday and I’ll get up and get breakfast now 😉

Talk to you soon!