After uploading a video for Vegaway about the fact that I am going to be moving to Ireland, I may as well announce this huge change here!
As you may know, I am a 22 year-old portuguese girl that is currently working in three jobs while lives with their parents in Portugal. Being proud to be an independent woman, this is not the situation I pictured myself in when I thought about where in life I would be at this age. The fact is that this is a temporary situation that goes on since about six months ago due to my need to earn money. The purpose has always been to move to Ireland, right from the time I did the road trip around Ireland that I have been writing about for the past few weeks.
I was supposed to move to Ireland in June 2018 but the fact is that I can’t wait that long. I do not like the situation I am in here in Portugal. Even though I like being close to my parents, I do not like to live with them since I seem to be unable to be independent here.
The initial planned date was June 2018 for a reason. The process for me to be recognized as a Physiotherapist in Ireland takes time and resources at it will not be finished until three or four months from now, assuming the answer is positive. Having decided to move to Ireland two months before the initial plan, in March 2018, I expect not being able to work as a Physiotherapist right away. This little bump is the reason why I am currently trying to find an unrelated job to start earning money right since the moment I land in the beautiful island.
I will be living in Hector’s house, which will help me settling in. I still need to pack all my stuff and solve some unresolved issues here in Portugal. At least I already resigned from all my jobs here, which is a huge relief. I do not feel like I have too much to do before moving, which is why I feel happy as opposed to overwhelmed.
If you are interested, stay tuned and I will be sharing my experience, both here and on Vegaway. It may be interesting for someone who is moving to other place as well or even if you are simply curious about how a portuguese girl copes with moving to a rainy country.
I fell in love with Ireland and I can’t wait to be there!