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Arriving in the Netherlands

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Arriving in the Netherlands

Nicole Emery

Arrive Photo from here

For me today is much like a wedding day.  It is when you find out if all the planning, visioning, actions, details, etc. came together as originally imagined.  This day has arrived for me.

It has been one amazing journey to get to this point.  Why is this amazing?  Well, eight months ago the thought of living in the Netherlands was a passing thought while walking the canals of Amsterdam during a last minute travel itinerary change.  Seven months ago the phone interviews began.  Three months ago the idea was in contract negotiations.  Two months ago I said goodbye to a bad job and hello to a new beginning.  One month ago all my home furnishings were sold off and a 6500 mile road trip began.  Two weeks ago the road trip ended in my hometown of Detroit.  Twelve days ago my Jeep was sold making me a complete nomad without an address.  Today the last of my things are being packed up for the next step in the adventure.  In about 19 hours my flight leaves Detroit for Amsterdam; one way. 

The only thing going through my mind at the moment is, "Well done!  You did it!!"  Life has turned a corner.... it is about to get extremely interesting in a good way.  I may not know the exact details of what is in store for me.  What I do know is this is the happiest I've ever been.  It feels sooooo good too!

This Creative Sprite is going to finish up the packing and try to get a few hours of sleep.  It is going to be a long day today.  Ahhh.... life is good.