On the 9th of August 2012 I left the UK and moved to Germany, arriving in my old/new home shortly after midnight on the 10th of August.
When I planned this move, I had no job waiting for me, just lot's of work to do on the house.
A year later I am back working in my profession as a assistant tax consultant, being able to work from home 2 days a week, growing my own food and enjoying life as best as I could. My friend said it the other day, I sure did land on my feet, things could have turned out completely different and yet they didn't.
To my friends and family it all looked easy. If you asked my mom and my brother they would tell you that things had always gone my way no matter what I did and yes some of it was pure luck but the majority of it, is a lot of this is hard work and believing in my dreams.
I am not missing Newcastle (well that is most of the time), just a week ago on Sunday I felt quite homesick for Newcastle and missing my friends there. I will take a week off in October to go and visit them.
All in all I can't believe how quickly this last year has gone by, despite some difficulties and homesickness it was the right decision for us to live a slower paces life. The dogs are enjoying the freedom they have and I enjoy the change of seasons, hot summers, snowy winters and having my family close by