Good things are happening folks.
I feel like my first two years living overseas have been very rollercoaster-y. It is not easy for anyone living overseas, but to move to a country right as the economy collapses, and even better, to one of the hardest hit cities...not the best timing or ideal situation. It's been pretty hard to for us to establish ourselves, for me to put down some roots and to feel stable on our feet. Lets just say there have been a lot of tear filled nights.
But finally, there is a lot of good on the horizon. I can finally see a viable future for my little family and see my time here in Ireland is going to turn a good leaf!
James finished college in May and has thrown himself into the job hunt...and after only a month on the market has landed himself a full time job! Finding a good job is hard enough, much less a full time job! I'm not terribly religious but that is nothing short of a blessing. Especially now that we have a baby in the very near future (is it just me or are these weeks just FLYING by?). I couldn't help but to cry when James called to tell me he got the job! I remember my job hunts here in Ireland and it was months and months of frustration, rejection and going in circles...so this was fantastic news all around! We can now afford things like decent housing and we can afford to replace things and buy more than just the essentials! We aren't going to know ourselves in a few months!
I also found out today that James has passed all of his courses and will be awarded his degree this August! To me that is the best news! I feel like all of James's hard work and sacrifice has paid off and my moving to Ireland has been worth it!
It totally feels like we are finishing this somewhat rocky chapter in our lives and starting a fresh, new exciting one with some huge changes! I feel so much happier than I've been my last two years here. I feel like I'm starting to fit in and accept my life here, and even, just maybe...enjoy some of the quirks of living in Ireland.
Good things people, good things.