Moving to a foreign country whether it be Germany or any place overseas can be a little scary but think of it as nothing more than an adventure.
This definitely could be the opportunity of a lifetime and when are you ever going to get a chance to move all expenses paid. All that’s required is you don’t look at it as you are leaving your home in the states, your friends and family, or maybe a job you loved. Look at this as an opportunity to see GREAT THINGS, explore the most amazing castles, hike through some of the most breath taking woods and make new friends within Germany.
I can tell you it was definitely hard for me. I, like most of my other USA girl friends here, cried for days. Don’t let anyone tell you it isn’t normal. It happens to all of us! You will find it so hard to meet people at first but that’s what the net is for……EXPLORE IT. I met so many friends from www.Cafemom.com, http://militarymoms.stripes.com and www.Facebook.com through time. If you get your feelers out before you come, you may meet some amazing people that will be waiting to help you along with your journey.
I have attached a few things that I can remember worrying about when I was getting ready to move. This was our first PCS overseas and boy were we in for a surprise.
**WORD OF ADVICE**
Once you get to Germany and the military FINALLY pays your travel pay and entitlements; don’t start spending it. I recommend that you save what you can incase something like THEY OVER PAY YOU comes up. (This has happened to a lot of us.) You definitely don’t want to end up having to pay finance back while your over here, especially when your depending on only one income!