Yes, we did it!
We have officially moved to Copenhagen. If you would have told me a few years back that in 2018 I would be moving to Denmark, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. But it is true! As I am writing this, I am sitting on the couch feeling rather proud. Especially if you think about the short amount of time we had to make this decision and to arrange it all (approximately 6 weeks). From finishing those odd jobs in order to get the house ready to be put on the market, to actually selling it, finding new accommodation in Copenhagen and to actually move. A lot of things that needed to be done in such a short amount of time and it definitely wasn’t an easy step (it was BIG), but I am so glad we did it. Not sure how I will feel in a couple of weeks time when that ‘holiday feeling’ has disappeared. Either way I am proud of us for stepping out of our comfort zone, taking the risk of moving to a country where there aren’t any friends or family just around the corner – we do have the Queen just across the road though ;).
The old and the new
We are starting to settle down now as most boxes are unpacked and we have made it feel like home with our own furniture. I definitely thought it would be a lot harder saying goodbye to our house back in Holland. But when the movers had been and the house was empty it didn’t feel like our home anymore. So no regrets on selling the house so far! Moving in to our new apartment (which is absolutely FAB) has been quite easy. With all our own furniture and stuff here, it has immediately given us that feeling of being home. Jada has settled down so well too! The only thing she appears to be missing are ‘stairs’. Climbing the stairs back in our old house was something she loved doing continuously. Obviously we don’t have any stairs here, but every time we go out and she spots some stairs, she gets super excited!
This step has definitely had some changes from my career point of view: I have had to give up my business ‘Childfulness’ that I started just over a year ago. I was happy with what I had accomplished in a year and felt sad about giving that up. But at the same time I am so excited for this new chapter. For the time being I will be focusing on our little girl (whilst the fiancee focusses on his new job) and I have decided to look in to the possibility of studying again.
On a side note I have been thinking a lot about what to do with my website and I have come up with the following: I am going to journal my experiences as a mother in Copenhagen on this very website I used for my business. I still really like the name Childfulness, so I have made some slight changes to the logo, so it will look more like a blog instead of a business. So what can you expect? I will be writing about motherhood, expat life in Copenhagen and my journey on trying to live a more planet friendly lifestyle which includes less plastic and no meat.. Oh and we definitely plan to travel a lot more. Traveling through Scandinavia is on the bucket list as is Bali (and many other countries). I will start with discovering this beautiful city first and I promise to keep you all informed.
With love from the happiest place on earth,