A Big Thank You to the VI Locals!!
I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to all of the people on this forum for the valuable advice and thank you for not sugar coating your replies, telling me what I wanted to hear. Surfing this forum has been a great help to prepare me for what I needed to do to get my family here and your posts have avoided several headaches along the way.
I am here…. yet still a newbie, green and lost. 🙂 But enjoying every minute of it so far!
PS…If you are planning a move, the best advice I can give is 1) Start researching and preparing as far in advance as possible. Trust me that move date creeps up very fast. 2) Save as much as you can and cut corners…."stuff" is just stuff. Let go. 3) Ask specific questions here and you will get some great advice that will guide you. AND 4) Roll with the punches!!!!
Welcome! And don't fade into the sunset. Let us hear how things are going as you settle in.
We are doing great so far. I started training for a new job yesterday at my #1 pick for restaurants. I am awaiting another interview for a second job I would really like in the tourism industry, hoping to work both and make as much $$$ as possible during the high season (if it isn't a conflict with both employers). Another potential job opportunity popped up yesterday evening that I was looking for during the research phase and it is in management. With these opportunities taking shape, I finally saw a beach yesterday to celebrate. 🙂
We both like my mom's new oncologist, Dr. Hobdy, at VI Oncology and Hematology. Getting her set up here healthcare wise has been a good experience so far as well, however, it is still in the works. We are renting month to month as of now and will hopefully settle into a place next month since we know what area I could be working. We enjoy the place we are staying now very much. After we find a little spot to settle into over the holidays, then I will work on the island car. I usually safari, taxi, or walk miles a day (trying to burn off all the new great food I've been trying).
I was feeling a little deflated before I got calls for interviews and went for lunch only to see the Ohio State football game with snow and everyone freezing their a$$ off so I went by the water in town and suddenly felt better and focused again. Lol. We are looking forward to a memorable holiday season here and can't wait for Old Year's Night and eventually Easter to go to church on the beach.
STYC - St. Thomas Yacht Club has services on the beach for Easter.
Glad you're settling in so nicely. Just remember, even if you have a lousy day (and we all do, from time to time), you're doing so in a absolutely beautiful surroundings, so take a deep breathe and enjoy the views!;-)