New Adventures

In my last blog post, I tried to open up a little bit about a series of challenges (as I called them) that have been holding me back somewhat from reaching my potential, professionally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. I’m happy to say that thanks to a positive attitude and a lot of perseverance, things seem to be looking up, and I’m excited to share some news with all of my friends and family who read this blog:

Two weeks from today, Jonathan and I are going to be getting on a plane to go to Israel, where we will be living for the next year. This has been a dream for us for a long time. When we were engaged, we wanted to go immediately after our wedding, but for monetary and educational reasons, we decided to wait. Since then, we’ve “planned” to go almost a dozen times, and thanks to a domino affect of what we call hashgacha pratis, or divine intervention of things falling into place (almost simultaneously!) we are (finally!) committed to go.

For some of you this is news, and some already know — and I apologize if it seems to come out of the blue. Right now, we’re crazily packing up our lives and apartment, and we take off in two weeks. While there, I hope to update both of my blogs faithfully and loyally to keep all of you informed on our new adventures as a married couple, in the promised land.

Any advice for essentials to bring while living in a foreign country?