Where is Migrating Miss in 2016?

Updated January 8, 2016

It’s the 5th of January and I’m on a plane, migrating to what will be my 5th home abroad.

Like many of my moves abroad, this one has been a long time coming and it feels surreal that I’ll soon be landing in the country I’ll call home for the next 6 months. This is what I love about travelling though, sometimes a decision can be relatively easy to make and then it snowballs into a complicated reality. Not much has changed in that sense for me since I made my first decision to move abroad. 

It’s still exhilarating. And this time I’m definitely pushing my limits. 

I’m moving to Spain to be an English Language Assistant, and I don’t speak any Spanish. But aren’t you teaching English? I can hear you ask. Well, let’s just say it’s not that easy, and leave that one for a further post!

It may not be my first time moving abroad, but it’s a first in some ways. My first move to a country where English isn’t the primary language. My first time moving to a job. 

And even though I’ve done this before I’m nervous. 

Even that one travel song, the one that I always play when I’m facing a new situation in life doesn’t seem to fit so well this time.

Whatever happens, I’m sure it’ll be an adventure!

So what’s ahead for Migrating Miss in 2016?

I’ve taken a job as an English Language Assistant through an agreement between the New Zealand and Spanish government, and I’ll be working in a secondary and primary school in Almería, in south east Spain.

This means many more posts about living abroad, especially in a country with a different language to my own!

I’ll be writing a weekly update about living abroad in Spain, and teaching English in Spain. Outside of this I’ll continue to post about places I’ve travelled to previously, as well as some upcoming travels in Spain and abroad (hint: more about my favourite place is on the cards!)

I also plan to interview other expats about their experiences living abroad in different places, so this blog can become a resource for those of you who might want to make the leap to living abroad. Here’s a reminder of why you shouldn’t be afraid to!

Don’t forget to follow along on Facebook to see when the latest posts are up, and sign up to the monthly newsletter for more details. If there’s something you want to know about, I’d love to hear from you!

After my teaching English job has finished I’ll have the summer in Europe before deciding on plans ahead. It’s going to be a busy year!

Happy New Year everyone, hope you have some exciting adventures ahead, and don’t forget they don’t have to be huge travel adventures!

What are your plans in 2016?

Sonja x

P.S. If you’re an expat interested in being featured on the blog, get in touch!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Amy Trumpeter January 9, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Hi Sonja, so great to hear that you will be teaching in Spain. Me and my boyfriend are going to be learning Spanish together one night a week for the next three months, and I can’t wait to go back to practice!

    • Reply Migrating Miss January 10, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      I wish I had learnt more before I came over! The accent here is so different and everyone speaks so quickly that the more you can learn the better! But I’ll get there and it’s the best place to practice and learn haha. Hopefully I’m a quick learner :).

  • Reply Melissa January 25, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Hi Sonja, it’s Melissa. We actually know each other from NZ(palmy) and last met by chance in Istanbul a couple of years ago. Best of luck with life in Spain!
    I’m actually living in Barcelona if you come this way or need expats to interview.

    • Reply Migrating Miss January 26, 2016 at 6:17 am

      Hi Melissa! I remembered you lived in Barcelona but wasn’t sure if you were still here! I’ll definitely let you know if I’m up that way, which I plan to be at some point! x

  • Reply Cass @ Cass Travels January 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Melissa, sounds so exciting! Good luck 🙂 if you’re ever short on interview subjects I’m happy to volunteer… ! Canadian/American living in London 🙂

  • Reply Cassie @ Cass Travels January 28, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    And by Melissa, I mean Sonja! Just found your site and saw the comment above and though Miss must be short for Melissa, how clever! Sorry 🙁

    • Reply Migrating Miss January 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Hi Cassie! Haha no worries! I’ve started posting about how it’s all going so be sure to check it out!

  • Reply Alex February 2, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Hey Sonja. Best of luck in Spain! I’m happy I found your blog today. I’m an English guy living in Montpellier, France. I’m interested in being featured at some point, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need someone. Alex

    • Reply Migrating Miss February 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you! Everything is going pretty well so far :). Cheers, I’ll be putting the call out soon so will let you know.

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