Decisions is a series dedicated to the choices we make in our lives and the factors that led us to our given resolutions. We welcome guest posts to this series to hear about how you’ve tackled a life decision. Email your story ideas to email@example.com.
Today, Natasha Rivett-Carnac discusses her experience of moving to Germany with two kids and a limited German vocabulary.
The Chrysalis: How One Family Decided to Move from NYC to Germany
By Natasha Rivett-Carnac
One morning on a hot summer day in New York City, the phone rings. It is the climate change office of the United Nations. The man on the phone says, “We want someone for the job of strategic adviser to the Executive Secretary of the United Nations.”
“But I have no idea how to do that,” my husband says.
“Perfect. That’s what we want.”
My husband hangs up the phone. He looks at me with a now-familiar mixture of anticipation and apprehension.
“How do you feel about Germany?” he says. …