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I’ve been wanting to write this post for over a month but have been so paranoid of something not working out. Now that I finally signed my contract on Friday, I feel like I can more confidently announce this to everyone! I’ve alluded to this on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter but for some reason, I’ve been so nervous to announce it on my blog.

First off, you’ve probably noticed that there has been a bit of radio silence over here :) Since the middle of May, I think I’ve slept in my own bed in Scotland a total of 10 days! I went from Germany to Scotland, Scotland to the USA (surprise Mother’s Day trip!), USA to Scotland, Scotland to Germany, Germany to Spain, Spain to Scotland, Scotland to the Baltics (Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland), and now Scotland to Germany! Most of the time I have had no clue the timezone or day of the week ;)

Hamburg's Newest Resident via Wayfaring With WagnerBut now I can officially announce…I’M MOVING TO HAMBURG! Full-time! In August! I’m so so so excited for this next step in my life and can’t wait to be with the Prince (let’s be honest though, is the Prince ready for me!?). It has been fun doing long distance for the past 6 months and having new adventures together all around Europe. However, it is time to finally be in the same city :)

Hamburg's Newest Resident via Wayfaring With Wagner
Hamburg's Newest Resident via Wayfaring With WagnerI’ll be honest, this hasn’t been an easy process. As a non-EU citizen, I obviously have a lot more loopholes to jump through and can’t just move to Germany! I’m still working on all the visa logistics (prayers would be appreciated) but realized that the only way I could move to Germany full-time would be if I found a job. I’ll need to write a longer post on this in the future for other non-EU citizens but I pretty much obsessively checked all job openings in the Hamburg and Berlin area for about 3 months straight. The Prince and I initially thought we would have to move to Berlin because that’s where the majority of English-speaking jobs are located. However, I got really lucky and found a great job in the Prince’s adopted hometown of Hamburg (which was the ideal situation)!

Because this is my first “major job,” I wanted to be very picky and pick a meaningful job that would actually contribute to my long-term goals. To say that it was pure luck that I found my job would be an understatement. Long story short, I found a job advertisement on a Friday while in Hamburg, emailed them, had a response in less than 20 minutes, and had a job interview that Monday. I was then called back a few weeks later when I was next in Hamburg for an additional interview/lunch and was hired at the end of it!

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Hamburg's Newest Resident via Wayfaring With WagnerWhile I don’t want to talk about my exact company on my blog due to privacy issues, I’ll be working for a start-up in the digital and mobile advertising field to help them build their USA and Canadian markets! I’m so excited for all the opportunities and growth potential with both myself and the company.

Hamburg's Newest Resident via Wayfaring With Wagner
Hamburg's Newest Resident via Wayfaring With WagnerSo what’s next for me now? A quick trip to the USA with the Prince next month (his first time to the USA and meeting my family!), finishing my dissertation, and getting everything ready for my big move.

As I said, all prayers and good wishes would be much appreciated for my visa! Also, the Prince and I are frantically apartment hunting. If you or anyone you know might have a 2-3 room flat available starting in August or September, let me know! We are pretty flexible with the location in Hamburg :) And lastly, do you live in Hamburg or know people in Hamburg that I might like? Looking for any and all friends!

Thanks for sticking with me these past 3 years. What a roller coaster it has been and I’m so excited to share this new life chapter with all of you!


  1. Love it, sweetie! So excited for everything in the future!!! xoxoxo

  2. congratulations!!! that is such exciting news and we will def have to connect when i come up that way :)

  3. Ahh, congratulations on the job and the move!! What big news! You picked a positively lovely city to move to. I think as soon as the flat stuff falls into line, you shouldn’t have many issues (let’s hope) with the visa seeing as you have your company to vouch for you.

  4. Congratulations, Jordan! What an amazing experience this will be. I will be visiting your neighbors in the Netherlands later this summer. Enjoy your new job!

  5. dee ann yancho Reply

    I could not be happier for you sweet love❣❣❣all of your hard work, persistence and talents have coalesced “it’s not a daydream if you decided to make it your life’ (from my favorite Train song☺️~but I do believe it)
    I hope once you get settled you will continue your blog so we can live vicariously through your adventures
    you are always in my prayers and ” good nights”
    I can’t stop smiling for you

  6. Woo ho!! You are so close to me now :) and I’m sure everything will go great with the visa. I knoooow it! Congratulations on your big move, I’m so so so happy for you!!

  7. Yay, congratulations!!! Such exciting news :) I’d love to hear about your new position – I looove start up life and think that you’re going to have an amazing experience.

  8. I’m so glad that everything has worked out so well for you, Jordan!! :) Cheers to Beertime with Wagner being in the land of beer again! ;)

  9. What a wonderful life! Can’t wait for the next chapters. Keep ’em coming. Much love, Jo

  10. I’m so excited for you and proud of you for landing such a great job!! I can’t wait to hear more about Hamburg and your new life there!!

  11. ahhh! cat’s outta the bag (does P know this one??). i feel like you might even move before we get up to scotland because we’ve been epic-ly slow in planning more travels aaaaand ya know why?? because we LIVE here!! woop. european neighbors. miss you!

  12. I totally know the feeling, when I was accepted to my MA in the south I was so nervous something wouldn’t work out that I only posted about it on my blog right before I actually went!

    That new job sounds so exciting, and of course getting to spend life in the same city as your boyfriend is a blessing!

    Best of luck with the move.

  13. How exciting! Congrats on the move, girl :) Can’t wait to follow along on the next chapter of your adventure!

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  15. Moin!

    I just came across with your blog while researching about the Schengen area.

    I am now planning on moving to Hamburg as well, so I found this post very interesting and I could totally relate with you, I mean yourself of 3 years ago (lol sorry for the delayed comment).

    It has been hard for me to find a job though, I’ve been on the search for quite a while now and, as you said, English speaking jobs are hard to find. However, my focus is also in start ups companies and I would love to work in the business development area.

    Now that you are experienced on the field in Hamburg, do you have any recommendations for a newbie in the neighbourhood?

    Anything would be appreciated.

    Love your blog!!


    • Hi Fernanda! It definitely depends on where you end up working and what you want in a neighborhood. I wanted a quiet, more family-focused/couple-focused neighborhood that had tons of restaurants and cafes. My boyfriend and I LOVE our neighborhood of Eimsbüttel and have no desire to move to a different area of Hamburg. In terms of jobs, have you looked on Unfortunately, there are a lot of English jobs in Hamburg :(

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