Life Update | Moving Abroad

Bit of a different post today as I wanted to update you on my life plans and the big scary but exciting move that’s happening….

At the end of August my boyfriend Jay and I are moving halfway across the world to the Bahamas!

Random I know but let me explain our reasons and plans…

Jay is a maths teacher and has accepted a job teaching at an International School in Nassau, Bahamas.

It’s a decision we both made together and not one where he just got a job and I had to decide whether or not to go with him. Moving abroad was always something we wanted to do together and we made the decision to apply to this school together.

We were originally looking to move to New York but no jobs were on offer at the time so we looked for other international jobs and applied for a few different ones. Jay went to a few interviews until he was offered this one and we decided YOLO and accepted it.

It’s a big move from little old Nottingham I know, but you only live once and we only regret the things we didn’t do. It’s an amazing opportunity and one we need to embrace. Jay’s contract is only for 2 years so we aren’t moving there forever.

It’s a chance for us to move somewhere hot and sunny and enjoy the beach life for a little while and experience another part of the world and another culture.

We are both 25 which everyone keeps saying is “still young” and we definitely need to do it now whilst we can before we get too old/settled down.

I’m very sad to leave my family and my friends, but if you don’t take chances in life you will always wonder what could have been.

Living by the beach with nice weather is something I’ve always craved and what better place to do it than the Bahamas!

I am qualifying as a solicitor in September having finished a two year training contract at a solicitors firm. They practice English law in the Bahamas and recognise my qualifications so I am hoping to find a job in the legal profession there.

So the last few months have been stressful to say the least. The process of accepting the job and applying for Jay’s VISA etc. has been painfully slow and things are only just getting sorted.

We have had to move out of the house we rented together and back to each of our parent’s houses for 3 weeks or so before we move and that in itself was chaos!

In terms of my blog, I definitely want to keep it going. The Bahamas is very westernised and I don’t doubt I will still be able to get my hands on beauty products and failing that, it’s an hour away from Florida and there is a great shipping service from there (much like the ones from the US to the UK) so I’m sure I can get some goodies from America and keep my blog going.

I would like to add a few travel posts to my blog and hope you won’t mind a few Bahama’s related posts every now and then, but my blog won’t turn into a full on travel blog because makeup is still where my passion lies. I’m sure there will be a few US trips to blog about as well!

I’m also hoping that any PR mail that comes to my house my Mum can save up and mail over in one go for me to review on my blog.

So that’s my big news, I hope you will all bare with me whilst I make the transition to the beach life! It’s going to be scary but I’m sure in a month or so I’ll be settled in. And hey, if it doesn’t work out, we can just move back, but we need to take the chance to see what happens.

I’m sure there will be lots of updates on my Twitter and Instagram too so be sure to follow me on there if you’re interested! Links are below.

I hope I’ve answered everyone’s questions! Thanks for all your support on my little blog.

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30 Comments

  1. August 7, 2017 / 8:21 am

    We’re going to miss you so much sophie! It’s been so nice to spend time with you this last year and truly become good friends. I can’t wait to hear all about your adventures! Xxx

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      August 7, 2017 / 10:51 am

      I’m so lucky to have met you girls will miss you all so much!xox

  2. August 7, 2017 / 8:35 am

    That’s amazing news and what a brill adventure to take together 🙂 I can’t wait to see all your posts about it. I’m sure your going to love it xx

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      August 7, 2017 / 10:51 am

      thank you so much lovely! xo

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      August 7, 2017 / 10:51 am

      thanks so much! x

  3. emilyxonline
    August 7, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Good luck on your big journey!! The Bahamas has always been a place I’ve really wanted to go to so you’re really lucky to get this opportunity! I can’t wait to read more about it! xx

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      August 7, 2017 / 10:51 am

      thank you so much! xo

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      August 7, 2017 / 10:52 am

      thank you so much lovely xo

  4. August 7, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    That is so exciting, looking forward to your travel blog posts! Good luck with the move! xx

  5. August 7, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    This is such cool news! I’m so jealous! It’s a dream of mine to live abroad one day, even if it is for a couple years! I hope you have fun!! xx

  6. August 7, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Amazing – what an opportunity! Wish you all the best xx

  7. August 7, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Congrats! Just watch out for hurricanes (hurricane season is June 1 to November 30 every year).

  8. August 7, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    I’m so excited for you Sophie! I’d love to do something like that with Joe, furthest I have moved house is only 200 miles and I thought that was a treck 😂 Wishing you all the luck in the world and make sure you enjoy every last minute xox

  9. August 7, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Congratulations lovely, that’s such an amazing opportunity and you definitely have to take it while you can. X

  10. August 7, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    What a fantastic opportunity! I went to the Bahamas a few years ago – it was beautiful. xx

  11. August 8, 2017 / 5:23 am

    Such amazing news for you soph but I’m going to miss you so much and know the other girls will too! xxxx

  12. August 9, 2017 / 10:19 am

    What an exciting opportunity for you both – congratulations!

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      August 9, 2017 / 2:12 pm

      thank you so much 🙂 xo

  13. August 19, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    What a fantastic opportunity! I’m looking forward to future blogs from there 🙂

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      August 21, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xo

  14. August 20, 2017 / 7:27 am

    Aw wow Sophie this is amazing, good on you for taking the leap! I’m sure it’ll be amazing and you’ll find a job over there in no time – can’t wait to see all the photos <3 polishedcouture.com xx

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      August 21, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Aw thank you so much Beth! 🙂 xo

  15. September 3, 2017 / 2:24 am

    Congratulations! This is so exciting, I know you will have any amazing time and experience!

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      September 6, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! xo

  16. October 9, 2017 / 7:00 am

    go for it sophie moving in diff. places is not too bad check my blog post theres some useful tips for you guys .

  17. October 9, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I’ve just come across your blog and I’m going to take a look at your beauty ones too! I know how the big move feels as I’ve just moved from the UK to Florida,. I’d love you to take a look at my first Blog and let me know what you think. Julie x

    • Sophie in Wonderland xo
      October 10, 2017 / 2:01 am

      I will do lovely I’d love to know more! xo

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