We are moving to India in four days! If you’ve heard that rumor, it’s true (finally). I will be documenting the experience here on the Mommysavers blog, from the perspective of both a Mommy and a Saver. What frugal tips can I learn from Indian culture? We’re about to find out! I’m sure you’re wondering… lots of stuff! So this blog post will serve as an introduction to everything about my Frugal Foreigner journey.
I’m Susie Chadwick (swishina on the message board), Wife to John, Mom to Maggie (3) and Dalton (1), Writer, Blogger, Crafter, Deal-Finder, and Cook. I’ve been hanging out at Mommysavers since 2007. I can type 40 WPM with one hand, read entire novels without getting off the couch, and one of my greatest joys in life is making people laugh. As a family, we love traveling and the great outdoors.
A 7 month rotation through my husband’s employer during which he will be training new employees at an outsource facility in Bangalore, India.
Good question. As you can imagine, people ask me this all the time, in different tones of voice. We didn’t pick India – it chose us. That was the opportunity that became available and we took it. I am not afraid. Yes, it’s a foreign country. I spent 4 months working in an Romanian orphanage and my husband lived in Hong Kong for two years. Yes, we have little kids – but we don’t have to worry about school, and they’re fairly portable. This opportunity is right for our family at this time, and we are very excited.
Other Background Information
We first applied for this opportunity over 18 months ago. My husband’s work schedule and visa problems delayed us inevitably. We rented out our house based on the original start date and spent 5 months living out of our suitcases in my in-laws basement. We’d actually given up on going when we heard that we actually had working visas and were expected to leave as soon as possible. So here we go.
Also, my brother’s wife is Indian-American and her mother lives near Bangalore. This’ll come up. 😉
I’m writing this for you! What do you want to read about? Feel free to ask any questions, give suggestions of things you’d like to learn about, lifestyle, culture, or anything else. You may either comment on the blog or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.