My husband came home from work one day and told me that if we did not want to be relocated, he was going to be out of a job. I was in the middle of taking courses online for a college degree and I knew that I could not find a job at that time, school was going too well and I was so close to graduating. When I asked him where we were being relocated to, he told me to call a Singapore moving company to see if they could help us ship our things from New York City to our new home country. I did not know what to do because it was such a different culture. I knew that it was a beautiful country and that it was an island, but other than that I did not have any clue what to expect.
I decided to look online and I found a great website for expats, who liked to get together and would bounce ideas off one another in personal and business decisions. Once I found an online community of Americans living in the country, I knew that it was going to be a great place for me to be. I knew that if other people acclimated well, then I would not be doing anything extraordinary. For me, it was important to meet some people online, at least when we landed we would have some people that we could contact. My husband is not the most outgoing person, a lot of our social plans are made my me and it usually involves people that I met that I have to introduce him to so I am glad to know that things like this will be the same in the new country. I am excited and looking forward to moving.