• Relocation

    The ups and downs of the moving change curve

    Let me tell you… making the choice to quit my job and move to Spain has not been an easy one. This decision entails moving from a country with currently one of the¬†lowest unemployment rates in Europe (Czech Republic – 2.8%) to the second highest (Spain – 14.55%). And doing this without a job lined up or any meaningful business connections in the country to boot. It also means living off carefully accumulated savings from the past 3 years with no back up plan – at all. Not to mention, those savings were meant to fund a housing deposit in the near future. One of my larger life goals. It…

  • Barcelona,  Career

    Dear World – I’m quitting my job and moving to Spain!

    If you had you told me, one year ago, that I was going to quit my promising career and move to Spain this year – I would have laughed. Yet here I am doing exactly that. Or planning to anyways. I’m still teetering at the edge of my decision – feeling a stimulating mix of excitement, anxiety, hopefulness and disbelief. All at the same time. I’m no newcomer to moving. I have lived in seven countries already and moved within them countless times too. This time it feels different though. This time it feels like an adventure with no certain outcome. It’s the first time I am taking full responsibility…

  • Relocation

    How to cope with a sudden and unexpected move

    One of the reasons it’s been a little quiet on RJ.com lately is because of the fact that I’m in the middle of organising another relocation. It’s not one I was anticipating and it’s all been happening very quickly, which is why an array of emotions have been floating through my body from shock, to excitement, to sadness, to awe. No matter how often you move (I’ve moved 4 times in the last 2 years alone!) , the process of moving still always creates change. Relocating is exciting. There are new places to explore, new lifestyles to test, new people to meet and new experiences to look forward to. When…