When I was laid off I figured why not travel the world and/or move overseas. There was one person I needed to convince. Hubs. Where as I was born in Lithuania, and had migrated to the US as a young child, hubs was born and raised in NJ. I wasn’t sure how he would handle the whole not having a permanent home thing, since most Americans I knew believed in the whole 2.5 kids and a white picket fence business. He handled it like the best hubs would. He was down!
At first, we did a lot of traveling while keeping our apartment in Jersey City overlooking the views of NYC. We wanted to see if we could handle it. First, we traveled for 18 days to snowboard in Mammoth California, and drive along the West Coast. Then we took a week and hit St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S.Virgin Islands. After successfully completing our first two adventures of the year, we decided to step it up and planned a month long trip. The result: a 6 week adventure through Iceland, Lithuania, and England, with a 5 hours breakfast date in Prague. We survived.
After a year of travel "cramming" we passed our "final exam" with flying colors, and it was time to start planning the move. Lithuania was the obvious choice after our travel "summer internship" in my homeland. Spending time with my Mociute (grandmother, pronounced: Mochoote) this summer inspired me to also really dig deep and find out more about the history of the Lithuanian Genocide and find out where I came from. It was also a great place for us to reside since I already spoke the language and hubs was learning it. That was that. Time to pack. We finished out the year with one "pop quiz" by going snowboarding in Denver, as a way to say good bye to the American mountains and get ready for the Alps.
All *tears* aside, I have a deep love for fashion, and globetrotting. A new found passion for cooking Lithuanian food, and a continually growing love of snowboarding. I decided to start this blog to keep track of everything we do. This won't be another "fashion blog" where everything is copied from WWD. Or another "travel" blog where companies pay me to write about how great they are. This will be RAW. Life after a lay off. Moving to a different continent. Chasing dreams. And of course trying to do it all in style, and rebuilding my wardrobe one country at a time.
P.S. I will post some *flashback* pictures of the trips I mentioned above, and will take you through a more detailed process of our transatlantic move, seeing that I sense it will help you understand me better, plus I know you are dying to see my fashion collection. Or currently lack there of.
If you are exited about any of these things, I am sure you will enjoy reading this, and hopefully you wont hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or tips!