Yep, we're moving to Beijing, China.
I keep thinking if I say it often enough it might settled in that in a month my family is going to be moving to Beijing.
I feel like the most unlikely U.S. citizen to be moving to China. I grew up in small town, rural Midwest America and haven't moved more than an hour away from my hometown in my 30+ years. I have no aspirations to live outside of Ohio, let alone China. Isn't it amazing what we do for love?
Let me back up and tell you a little about our situation. It is my husband, our daughter, and me.
My husband is being transferred for work, and has been working on and off in Beijing for the past year and a half. We're finally making the plunge and moving to be with him, thanks to a promotion for his job that is going to keep him there for the next three years.
HousingRight now I am looking at the Shunyi District area, which is in the Northeast area of Beijing, outside the 5th ring, because of the international schools we are considering. Since I'm used to a big home, in a suburban area, I really want to try to find a semi-detached or detached villa. I don't think I'm made to live in a concrete city, even downtown Columbus, Ohio is too much city for me. I'm jealous of those that can handle city life because I really want the conveniences and walkability but I'm not willing to settle for a small apartment or an old outdated place without a place for our daughter to run and play.
So far we have looked at WAB (Western Academy of Beijing), BSB (The British School of Beijing), and ISB (International School of Beijing). Our daughter is younger, so we only need to focus on primary school, elementary school, at this point.