Back in the Netherlands and starting up our own company!
February 14, 2016
It has been a whole week that we are back in the Netherlands. It was great to see my family again last weekend. And to hold my nephew of now already 9 kilos in my arms. Good to be home and see your loved ones. The weekend we stayed in Amsterdam and Sunday we left towards our house in Utrecht. The house is great, very cosy, big enough, a quiet street and Dimitris is in 10 minutes at the office instead of 1,5 hours by bike and public transport. So everything perfect.
But we had a strange feeling the first days back. We both felt a bit empty, a bit drained. There isn't any other way to describe the feeling. We were sitting at the couch and looking at each other without any energy. Even our appetite wasn't there. I guess it was a mix of a couple of things. Our two months in Greece was the first tryout of working from 'home' and actually living abroad. It was new and exciting! And then a roadtrip back home through some new countries and different views and of course also the eagerness to see my family again. And then you are back... And this whole 'first time of things' has ended. Back biking in the Netherlands with the bloody wind...
Luckely also two great new things happend this week: first of all we managed to become house sitters! Through Mindmyhouse we got accepted as house sitters in Portugal. Our new destination is a fact: the whole month of April we will be in Portugal taking care of a cat, a dog and a 4 bedroom house including swimmingpool! Whoop whoop! Now we have to start planning our 3 weeks-roadtrip to the south. First visiting my friend in Bordeaux who is expecting her baby any moment now. After that not sure yet...
Second great new thing that happend: we launched our own company! Developers Abroad is officially live and a fact. We started our own recruitment agency to help Greek developers find a job in the Netherlands AND assist them with finding a house, health insurance etc. After pushing our website and announcing it online, we received the first responses within 24 hours! Whaaaaaa I am becoming a real digital nomad!
All this gives a lot of energy and I am super excited to have our own startup: