Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Guest Post: Tomorrow is Another Day

Today's guest is one of my absolute favorite bloggers! Angela is the kind of girl that I would be BFF with, and yes, I know that just from reading her blog. Im completely envious of her writing style and wish I had her way with words. While I may be living in the land of her dreams, she is currently living in one of mine. Ive always thought the Charleston, S.C. area would be a wonderful place to settle down...eventually. 

Hi, I'm Angela from Tomorrow is Another Day, and I first discovered Uncorked and Unwined through the MilSpouse Friday Fill-In.  I was drawn here by the allure of vino, and kept here by K's beautiful travel stories, delicious recipes, and adorable personality.  I also have a teensy obsession with her, because she is living My Dream.

You know how some people have a dream job when they're small?  Something that drives them their entire life toward greater accomplishments?  Well, I've never really had that kind of ambition.  When I was little, I wanted to be a ballerina.  Things didn't really work out in that direction once I dropped out of ballet class at age 9.  Then when I got older, I wanted to be a psychologist.  Until I found out you had to take a Stats class in college.  Nixed!  My lifelong ambition has been to live overseas.  And once I joined the military, then married a fellow military man, that dream became more focused on moving to Germany.

My husband and I love to travel internationally, but the part that makes it most challenging to do on a budget is buying that plane ticket.  I love that living in Germany, so much of the world is just a train ride away.  There are castles around every bend.  More cathedrals than you could visit in a lifetime.  Ruins for everyone!  BMWs are the cars of the common man.  Schnitzel!  Strudel!  And the chocolate is SO much better!

Of course, this is just my dream world.  In reality, I know the snow would crush my soul.  Being on the other side of the world from family and friends would be difficult.  There are plenty of quirks that would probably drive me to drink, including laundry facilities in the kitchen and tiny bathrooms.  But still, I think the adventure would be so worth all of the little... pits in the road!

We've still got about two years left in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, before we get our next assignment, and I'm loving our experience here.  So for now, I'll continue to live my German life vicariously through K's adventures!  Have you ever wanted to live overseas?  If you've already had the experience of living in another country, did it live up to your expectations?

“I love people who make me laugh.  I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh.  It cures a multitude of ills.  It's probably the most important thing in a person."  ~Audrey Hepburn~


Nicky said...

Nice to see you, Angela! It's fun to have dreams for sure and yours is an awesome one! I hope you get a chance to live it for real one day - even though there are always downsides, at least you'd get to have a fabulous experience for a couple of years!

Newly Mrs. Cravinho said...

I don't think I ever thought about living overseas before, it just didn't seem like something that was a possibility. Then I met a man in the military, and suddenly all of those possibilities changed. I've never been to another country before, and now were moving to Italy in the spring. It's amazing the kind of opportunities that can pop up when you least expect them. I hope that one day you get to live your dream! If I had to choose somewhere in the U.S. to live, Charleston, SC would be at the top of my list :)

Anonymous said...

Nicky - Thanks so much! Yeah, I definitely expect it would be a HUGE adjustment, but wow, what an experience :)

Mrs. Cravinho - Oh, I am so envious! Italy would be an incredible home as well. We went there for our honeymoon, so it would be kind of sweet to end up there :) I hope you have an amazing time in Italia!

annoyed army wife said...

Love this post! I'm against living overseas for us. My main reasons are my dogs and rabbits. Yes, I don't want to move overseas because I'm afraid of moving my pets and because I think it would be annoying to get them moved in. How lazy is that?! Oh well. I do enjoy traveling, however.

Anonymous said...

Awww..you wanted to be a ballerina.

Your psychologist story sounds like my marine biologist dream job. Apparently you need science to play with dolphins.

Julie said...

My husband and I talk (joke) about living overseas. I think it's something that we would both be very willing to try, but SUCH an undertaking that we just shy away from discussing it seriously. Hmm...maybe we should actually visit Europe first, before deciding to move there, huh? :)

Molly said...

The hubby and I have talked about living over seas too... but being so far away from friends and family has always quickly ended the discussion. If we just weren't so derrrn popular!! ;)

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