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Well so far I feel like everything I intuitively felt and thought has been validated. I feel well adjusted already and have been told so by others. I fee welcomed and humbled to be so connected to the island. I am eager to start real life here (i.e. Work and school and coordinating all that human life entails) as these first few weeks have been flexible with very little set appointments and meetiby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Lol Thanks for checking in. I'm alive and well. Moved here 4/4/17. Living south shore. Got my ID badge for the Hospital today and will be on L&D. Thanks for all the help! Feel free to friend me on FB. I also brought my business here www.mothersnaturema.com and I'm offering services at Ha'Penny. Check it out Many Blessings, Hollieby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Re: Gymnastics on St. Croix - 1 year ago
Good Afternoon, Did you ever get more info? I have a 7 yo girl and 3 younger boys and we plan to move in August. Thanks, Hollieby Taken3112 - Community
Good morning, Are there support groups, homeschool groups for activities/field trips? My family of 6 will be moving in Aug and will be homeschooling my 8 and 5 year old. Meeting other kids or island groups their age will be great. We chose the K12 International online program. We are enrolling her to start Monday on the Mass K12 while we are still stateside so it's less of a transition when weby Taken3112 - Community
Funny this topic has surfaced since my husband deals with appliances for a living.by Taken3112 - General/Relocating
I felt everything you said...So sad. I feel like if we intend to live there only about a year or two, we will likely still be in the honeymoon phase there is a silver liningby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
I'm looking for remote Lol We aren't buying. He offered to show us examples of rentals in our price range in the areas we are looking at primarily. It isn't for purchasing. He knows this is our first PMV, we plan to have 1-2 more and aren't relocating until at least Aug. This is something I am working diligently on and remaining open minded to the fact that it may not be right after all. That'sby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
We have our dates set...Jan 30-Feb 3. Rental car in place, realtor tour being scheduled, family to play with and now starting research for a list of things to do to prepare for relocation while on site.by Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Thanks everyone. I absolutely have the nursing license paperwork handled. I have applied for several in the past and it is just paperwork. I have been recruited by the hospital over 4 times in a year because I showed interest last September. Their current state and immediate future state is concerning a bit. Time will tell how that goes. As for the advice about STX, it has been equally mixedby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Great info! I must say, the weather might have been underestimated by me. I've been in winter when we were in STX and now again for this visit we plan to book. Should this visit yield more interest and desire to fully plan a move to STX, we will do another, longer PMV in summer. Thanks again for taking the time to break down real numbers. It's so helpful!by Taken3112 - General/Relocating
All this advice is extremely valuable. I feel no need to be secretive about finances. As a nurse here, I make $52/hr and work two 12 hour shifts. I only work weekends and am with my kids full time while my husband works full time during the week. If I worked full time which is only 3 shifts a week (36 hours), I make over $90k a year. My husband currently makes $85k. We are living in a place thatby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Thank you very much for the offer. We have been advised to look at the east side for ideal placement. I wouldn't want to rule out any side until we experience it with local resident mentality. Thanks for the info and we may just look you up anyway!by Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Excellent advice. We were just weighing options of childcare so we can go and explore ourselves. It will only be for the short time mentioned but the only way to get there prior to a move. We can't take off work any more than that right now. I'm glad to get the advice for no kids so we will be working on our options!by Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Thank you! I will have to google some of those bugs! My goodness I'm not planning on any more children at all and I work in mother baby now so I absolutely understand and currently deal with Zika. Thanks for the valuable information. We try to maintain realistic as much as possible. Even if we are unable to maintain a similar lifestyle in the way of work and income, we have decided not dealingby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Thank you so much. I was first considering moving this summer in August but that leaves us with less than $10,000 in funds to move and having a job first would be essential. We were going to get a fully furnished place and use luggages to take the necessities. Now, after careful consideration, we have decided waiting will allow for less stress and more flexibility at the end of next school year wby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Re: St Croix Hospital U.S. Job Recruitment Fair 2016 - 1 year ago
Is anyone aware of a registered nurses salary at the hospital?by Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Re: thinking seriously about moving to STX - 1 year ago
Following this as I am a Maternity RN, IBCLC and Reiki practitioner looking to move my young family of 6. I'm following the issue of the hospital closely. They just got funding. We will see how it unfolds but so far from local accounts, the hospital is "scary and I would not go there if I were you". That is the advice given directly so far although in my specialty it is not nearly as afby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
I appreciate the info and nudge toward realism. We have relocated around the states quite a bit over the last 10 years and adapt well but never an island. Speaking to locals is a necessity for me. I don't want skewed statistics online that aren't tangible if I can get more updated information from residents. The problem I have found with the more common questions are that the ones that particulby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Thank you, this is very helpful and exactly what I mean by obscure things no mentioned in previous posts I have seen. I have been looking online and doing general research for months but now need to get the nitty gritty from the locals. I was just reading about the hospital yesterday and we havent crossed STX off the list just yet because of our time frame. I have worked in hospitals across theby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Re: Family of 6 Relocating from New England - 1 year ago
I should be clear, I'm so sorry. St. Croix is the island we are interested in. Thanks! Hollieby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Re: Just a thought about moving - 1 year ago
Lol that would so be me. Great tip!by Taken3112 - General/Relocating
Family of 6 Relocating to St Croix from New England - 1 year ago
Hello! I may have double posted so I apologize if so. My name is Hollie Barclay. My family (husband Paul and 4 children) and I are considering a move to St. Croix from Providence, RI area next year but want to spend a week with the kids first to explore island living versus vacationing. The best time for us to travel is in late January/early February. We would be relocating as early as Augustby Taken3112 - General/Relocating
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