Moving to Brazil! what!

My hubby has been assigned to an executive position with his company in Brazil and I couldn't be happier for him.  If there is anyone who deserves an opportunity like this, its him.  He is an ethical and hard worker man who has been working for this same company since out of college, and like in everything else he puts his effort on he gives it all.  I remember when our little one was born, I can't believe it's been more than three years, how hard he tried to break himself into three, having to be at work every day, going two and three nights a week to finish his MBA, and wanting to be here to help with the little one. All that meanwhile remodeling our home.  And somehow he magically did, even waking up with me almost every night to help me.  Looking back I know those days were though but thanks to his help and presence it almost felt manageable.  I'm very proud for him!
After weighing all the pros and cons we decided to finally grasp this once in a lifetime opportunity and move to Sao Paulo.  At this point I'm not taking any clients unless the client is willing to work via online but my lovely blog will come with me wherever I go.
At first I was very hesitant although never doubted about the move but it has slowly grown on me and now I'm extremely excited and anxious to see what we will learn in Sao Paulo.  We already have a few plans while being there, such as visiting Buenos Aires and Punta Del Este, two places I've been meaning to go to.
Looking back. Way back, I remember I always wanted to live in different countries and one of our priorities is for our son to grow up with knowledge and awareness of all the different worlds out there and if possible learn different languages.  It scares me to death for him to grow narrowed minded, so this will be an extremely important step in his raising.  My hubby once shared with me something he read about the first 5 years of a child's life being heavily influential in their lives; and I agree.  The environment as much as the people around them is fundamental so we will be paying a visit to Sao Paulo to house hunt soon, and I'll share the process with you.  There is a relocation company who is helping us with this but I'm too hands on to let go so I've been searching about rental properties, and unfortunately like in every other category in search engines, popularity doesn't always match quality.  Too bad there is no Pinterest for real estate.  Why doesn't someone come up with that.  We were also told that rental properties are usually gone in one day.  It's pretty much take it now or never. God help us!
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Paloma Bianchi said...

Hi Julie,

I'm from Sao Paulo, Brazil. If you like some help with neighborhood I can help you.
Sao Paulo is a difficult and exciting city, and it's always good to have someone to help...
Let me know.
Send you all the best

Splendid Sass said...

I am so happy for you and your family, Julie! What an opportunity you have here.
Happy Tuesday.

Bella said...

Hi Julie,
there is a kind of pinterest company that only selects cute and nice places in São Paulo. It's called Axpe: http://www.axpe.com.br/ Hope it helps!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Good luck Julie! This is a big step you're taking! We'll be in touch however even from Sao Paolo!

Karena said...

Julie I am so very excited for you and your family. Your husband sounds like a gem of a man. This will be a wonderful experience. I will be watching to hear more!

Come over to visit, I have a New Giveaway I think you will love!

Art by Karena

classiq said...

What a wonderful opportunity, Julie! I am sure it's going to be an extraordinary experience. xo

meenal@maison marigold said...

Moving to a new country & culture is always very daunting, but certainly very exciting as well. Its really what you make of it. all the very best for this new phase in your lives! xx meenal

Casa Très Chic said...

Good luck to you, Julie!
You should visit the South of Brasil, too, I'm sure you'll like it.
Curitiba, the capital of Paraná is beautiful, Santa Catarina, where I live has so many beautiful beaches and Rio Grande do Sul is gorgeous.
I live a little bit far from S.Paulo but there is always I can do to help, please, send me a note, ok?
Warm lhugs to you.

Elizabeth said...

Julie, I've never commented on your blog though I have been a reader for years. I am SO excited for you and your family. My own childhood was a sequence of exciting moves and it absolutely has shaped who I am. I hope this doesn't mean you'll stop blogging!


If you need some help I live in Brasil, not in São Paulo but in Porto Alegre and I have good "dicas" about Punta del Este! Belle Vivir is on my blog' s list.

Splendid Willow said...

I am beyond thrilled for you! What an opportunity! And how great for me to have a good friend to visit in that part of the world! (:

Love to you.


nkp said...

How incredibly exciting and daunting I'm sure! Congratulations on this wonderful opportunity. I'm sure your family will form forever memories in your new home and I, for one, am excited to travel vicariously through you! Best of luck for a safe and joyous move!


NOORA said...

Found my way to your wonderful blog, really enjoy it!

Good luck to you in the new phase of your life. I lived in Brazil for 6 months and I can tell you, despite all the difficulties I had (most of them with language, as it was difficult to find English speakers there) I loved it. Brazil will take a piece of your heart and you will keep going back there.

Best wishes from Finland!

Anonymous said...

Great changes!How amazing! Best wishes for you and your family. I think you 'll have a great time at SP but if you have any oportunity, come to the north of the country, to know The Rain Forrest, i live here and you'll be welcome. Bia