After many months of writing and designing webpages for others, I finally decided to jump into the deep end. Welcome to Sips of Coffey, where I hope to share the frustrating, the annoying and the beautiful of expat life. I also want to write more about this wonderful city and country that we have called home for the past three years.
Three years ago this week, my husband and I, and our two young children landed in Ireland. We moved here for his job, and the opportunity to experience life overseas. We knew no one, had no family history in Ireland, and oh – we had just found out we were unexpectedly expecting our third child. It has been a wild and crazy ride. Fresh off an MBA and Masters in Public Policy, I had planned to find a job in Dublin. But between a surprise pregnancy, the most expensive childcare costs in Europe, and a work permit process that was far from transparent, life has taken a different path. But then again, I don’t know anyone whose life has turned out exactly how they planned it. I’m passionate about food, travel (with and without kids), and really good coffee.
So whether you’re interested in the ins and outs of traveling with young children, expat life, or Ireland in general, I hope you’ll join along.