Tuesday, March 01, 2005

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Moving Anxiety

The idea of moving from Chicago to Edinburgh in September is exciting, though I am hearing of things that make me a little anxious. I am beginning to realize the magnum of such a move. I hear it is normal to want to go back home for the first few months. We will be separating from home, friends, family, church. Everything is familiar to us here and I know where to go to getthe things I need. I hear they don't even have real dill pickles in the UK!!! What will I do?!
It is still exciting, though. Right now we are in the process of getting student loans. AAAARRRGGHH! It is so confusing. We are requesting info from the U of Ed but they are saying we are supposed to send them info first, which we don't even have! We need to get this done soon, too, so we can try to secure student housing.
It is funny all the little questions that pop into my head from day to day about the move: "Should I bring shampoo or should we try to use up what we have?" "Will there be a good cooking magazine I can get?" "Should I bring my slow cooker?" Well, I am glad that I found my American Expats forum. I have already had many questions answered (though sometimes it brings more questions!).
I am hoping I will be able to find a venue to sell my cards. It would be nice for a little extra income. I just don't know if I will be able to find my materials as easily as I do here.
Well, this was pretty vague for a first post. Maybe holes will be filled in later.