Leaving Big City Lights to a Medieval Bavaria

It is our first real winter for the last ten years! Wooow!!! I am so excited! You can hardly find somebody in Bavaria this time who is as happy as I am to see the snow covering all over around.

It is so strange when you still see the weather reports on your phone that it’s +27 in Israel and your friends spending a weekend on the Tel Aviv beach, while here in Herzogenaurach you are in a complete winter tale. I miss the sea, but I adore winter. Snow, silence, stingy and wet streetlight… this always reminds me the endless winter evenings with a cup of imperial spice tea and my favorite the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.  

4 Critical Things to Ask for Job Relocation Package

Relocation for a job is a complicated process and decision to move requires full consideration. Of course, when you are young, single and free like a bird, it is rather a fun adventure than a stressful change.

When you have a family, the process becomes more complicated. However, complicated dos not mean impossible, it just means that you have to plan logistic more carefully.

The main relocation challenge is to find a new place you and your family will call home, to become acquainted with a new environment, to build all infrastructure and of course to master a new job and to do all at once.

How to Grow a Minimalist Wardrobe During Maternity Leave?

It appears maternity leave is a perfect time to declutter your closet without stress and start enjoy owning fewer things. During my maternity leave,  I used to wear only five things from my huge closet: a gray cotton t-shirt, a pair of black jeans, soft hoodie, a pair of sneakers and a leather jacket – these were all my clothes during first months of my maternity leave. Of course, I did not go to the office so I could afford myself a very simple look, but even if I would multiply this modest outfit by five or by ten, my wardrobe was far more crowded.

All skinny and tight clothes annoyed me, as well as all polyester things that felt as if I was wearing a plastic bag. I was dreaming about a monochrome and classic minimal wardrobe (well, this is not true, I was dreaming about some extra sleep hours actually) with natural fabrics – linen, cotton and wool clothes, so this was a great opportunity to get rid of all strange yellow and pink plastic dresses. 

Why Moving Abroad Could Be Your Best Decision?

These days when our world becomes more and more globalized and boundaries between countries almost erased, it is not uncommon to move to other country seeking for a job, for a new experience, for love, for a better life or for any other reason. It is always a tough decision, to pack your whole life into boxes and leave.

I was born in Ukraine. I graduated school and university there. When I was twenty two I moved to Israel and have lived there for ten years. Several months ago, we moved once again, relocating to Germany for a job. Ten years, five languages, three countries, friends, family divided between two countries … well this was not an easy decision. However, despite all risks, stress, anxiety and troubles caused by our move, I think it was a right decision. Moreover, I believe this is one of the best and most valuable experiences I could have in my life.