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I want to write a blog on my journey about taking the plunge to move to spain its only taken 22 years to finally go for it! whats been holding us back. I want people to follow me the good and bad of moving to spain, working, finding somewhere to live etc

Taking the Plunge
13 April 2011 @ 13:59

Hi I wanted to write this blog so you can follow my journey of starting a new life in Spain.

A little bit about myself I am 42 married with 2 Kids & 2 dogs.( I will upload photos in next blog)

 We have had a dream of moving to Spain, when the time is right since the kids were born. Now 22 & 20 years old, so whats been stopping us? We've dreamed of a life in Spain for years but  have come up with every excuse you can think of over the years.

Kids to young, won't settle! Leaving family behind, Ain't got enough money, what jobs can we do? How we going to manage? Blah Blah Blah get the picture

You name it we've said it, some were more plausable than others. So what was REALLY Stopping us all these years. FEAR of the unknown, thats my theory. So whats changed Well we figured you really have only got one shot at this life, it aint a rehearsal this is it. So if we fail or succeed I want you to follow us on our journey.

We don't have much money so we will have to rent. Times are hard in th UK and just as bad in Spain but if we don't try we will always be wondering. So this week I am getting the house valued and hopefully there is enough in the pot. I am talking about  5-10 K. But hey we have struggled all our working married life in England. So I am sure we will be able to muddle through in spain. So follow me on my next blog and see either a miracle happen or watch the disaster unfold. Either way we are up for the challenge

 



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Candyfloss said:
13 April 2011 @ 15:05

Look forward to your blogs and good luck


wend691 said:
13 April 2011 @ 20:02

Good luck Kitty with making your dreams a reality. My hubby and I are wanting to start a new life in Spain like yourselves, and we have a house there that we go to at least 4-5 times a year. However, because of the dire economic climate in Spain, we are holding out for now and will wait for things to improve before making the big jump!
Many people have offered advice to others on the threads on EOS, so it might be a good idea to read through peoples comments. Sensible suggestions include having enough funds to last for at least 2 years as jobs for Brits are few and far between, with no contracts or security. Renting is a good starting point .... this gives people more flexibility to move around if needed - ie if their first choice of location actually isnt what they want / like / need to establish a new life in Spain. Its also a good idea to keep a bolt-hole in UK if possible if things dont work out and the dream doesnt become a reality. There are many people who have lived in Spain for a few / number of years and are returning to UK because times are hard. Finally, research, research, research before taking the plunge .....
If the time was right and it was do-able, my hubby and I would be packing our boxes and bags and would be making the move to our place in Spain (we love it there).
So, again good luck Kitty to you and your hubby


wend691 said:
13 April 2011 @ 20:04

Good luck Kitty with making your dreams a reality. My hubby and I are wanting to start a new life in Spain like yourselves, and we have a house there that we go to at least 4-5 times a year. However, because of the dire economic climate in Spain, we are holding out for now and will wait for things to improve before making the big jump!
Many people have offered advice to others on the threads on EOS, so it might be a good idea to read through peoples comments. Sensible suggestions include having enough funds to last for at least 2 years as jobs for Brits are few and far between, with no contracts or security. Renting is a good starting point .... this gives people more flexibility to move around if needed - ie if their first choice of location actually isnt what they want / like / need to establish a new life in Spain. Its also a good idea to keep a bolt-hole in UK if possible if things dont work out and the dream doesnt become a reality. There are many people who have lived in Spain for a few / number of years and are returning to UK because times are hard. Finally, research, research, research before taking the plunge .....
If the time was right and it was do-able, my hubby and I would be packing our boxes and bags and would be making the move to our place in Spain (we love it there).
So, again good luck Kitty to you and your hubby


Linda W said:
14 April 2011 @ 20:41

Yeah!! good luck Kitty.
Well said Wend691.
I have been here 8 years and its getting a lot lot harder to make a living.


cssolar said:
17 April 2011 @ 18:41

GOOD LUCK Kitty
Go for it ,

I have been here 8 years, I remember when we first came , its a big risk but at the same time its exciting !!
Just do it, for better or worst you would have tried it, there is nothing worst than thinking what if!!


Cheryl and Roger said:
10 May 2011 @ 13:16

Good luck to u and your family, check out blog hindsite is a wonderful thing cheryl just wrote, we took the plunge 4 weeks ago to fuengirola with less money than you but absolutely love it never been to spain before but im sure now we are here the incentive to make it work is greater than ever. Fingers crossed for all us mid aged ex pats taking the plunge.


abandonship said:
13 May 2011 @ 11:13

if you have no money and no job you cant do it


ElviriaDreamer said:
15 May 2011 @ 14:45

You go for it! I know peeps who have left for foreign climes with little more than a months wage and they've not returned. Others left with property and cash behind them only to return. It really depends on individual circumstances and there's no crystal ball to forsee what the future holds....for anyone. Especially in todays financial market. Just learn as much as you possibly can before you go and when you arrive do not have plans you are afraid to break. Work your dreams around reality. I wanted an apartment in Elviria BUT my budget allowed the move I am making. I am on a tight budget just like you...so I bought a lovely immaculate tourer currently in storage being kitted out with all I need,I will pay for that to be towed over as I can't drive still and will pay an annual plot fee upfront. That way I know I have one year to get on my feet with rent all paid so just need to find utilities, living costs etc. I am allowed to continue claiming a small part of my Disability Allowance so that will help a little. Please don't let small funds deter you, but know it won't be easy. This has been my dream for 20 years and I am your age too. Like you I had to wait until my children had grown up, then illness struck and it has been delayed while I got as well as I can be...It's now or never now. I have no job to arrive to, illness to contend with and little money BUT I will still go for it, as should anyone who wants to do it. Life is too short for regrets or wondering what if. I hope all your dreams come true...you won't know though unless you chase it will you? I am going to try and follow your blog as I would like to know how you get on. GOOD LUCK


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