In three weeks, my family and I will begin a new adventure. We are moving to Singapore for the next 10 months! After the sale of A Gym Tale, this work opportunity for Alan presented itself and for the first time ever, there really didn’t seem like anything was holding us back. So we decided to go for it!
We are very excited for this experience. It will not only offer us a full year of summer (32degrees and sunny every single day!), but the learning opportunities are endless – a new culture, living by the ocean, and being exposed to new languages, foods and customs. Singapore is also rated the 2nd safest city in the world and one of the top 10 destinations for families. The city is home to a zoo, many large parks, nature reserves, bird sanctuaries, beaches, science centre, museums, and Universal Studios. Not to mention libraries all over the city. Homeschooling in this city will be incredible with the amenities available to us!
This experience will also test our ability to live with much less and in a fraction of the space we do now. Our ground floor apartment has two bedrooms, living / dining room, kitchen and a patio. We are very fortunate that the complex also has a lap pool, recreation pool, gym and two parks. We will each bring one suitcase with summer clothes and any other items that will fit. I am actually very excited for this year of living with less. I am imagining now how easy it will be to clean and keep toys tidy!!!
With the departure date quickly approaching my to do list is growing each day as we prepare. I am so looking forward to blogging about our adventure overseas!