WARNING: This post has tons of unnecessary detail, which I kept in for potential olim wondering about the process. I can’t imagine any other type of person finding this interesting 🙂 The last step to making aliyah is to apply … Continue reading OMG I’m Ready to Go!!
Feeling a tremendous amount of angst right now thinking about leaving my family behind. I’m just imagining all their birthdays without me, their performances, celebrations, little hugs. Reading to them, tickling them, late night drives and relaxing around the fireplace. … Continue reading Roller Coaster Thoughts
I think I went through a change in my thought process recently. Until now, I’ve been letting lots of my doubts creep up, but then pushing them down by telling myself there’s nothing to worry about. But then, today, I … Continue reading A Shift in Thought
I’m sitting here and reveling in this life changing moment. Nefesh B’Nefesh has sent me my flight itinerary! In this moment, I am not worried about what to do next, or how much I’ll miss my family, or where I’ll … Continue reading I’m Going Home!
Approval has arrived!!! Gosh, I love this process so much. No, really, all the paperwork, phone calls, emails – they’re all bringing Israel and aliyah closer to reality! It’s actually a miracle that I got approval at all – everything … Continue reading Approval!!!
Every time I go shopping, I buy something I’ll need in Israel-shirts, socks, a water bottle, bobby pins. I know Israel has everything I could buy here (ok, except ziplocks- my grandmother collects them every time she visits America), but I … Continue reading The Time in Between