Last week we moved into our new rental apartment in a town closer to Martin’s work.
Now instead of commuting for hours everyday in opposite directions, Martin is biking 20 minutes to the office and I will be working from home once I clear all this German paperwork!
Our quality of living has instantly improved.
I almost want to cry because this life is sooooo much better already!
We have a lot more time together and more energy to support our cancer-fighting lifestyle.
We will also save at least 300 EUR per month from less driving, less train usage, and lower rent!
All that will go towards our FIRE portfolio, which I’m very excited about.
But even if moving increased our expenses (like if we had to move to a higher cost of living area to reduce our commutes), it would still be worth it to me. Life is just more peaceful now, and not like the candle is burning at both ends. It’s NICE!
As a side reflection, this recent move marks our 5th move in my 5 years of living in Germany. That right there is a snap shot of what it’s like to live abroad while trying to support our jobs. i.e it’s been stressful (and I didn’t even mention that we need to install and/or remove kitchens for every single move!!).
We just got internet connection at the new place this morning, so I’m planning to get back into the blogging mode soon. Maybe I will post some pictures of the mess that is our new apartment! 🙂