I will be moving to Quillan, Aude, Languedoc in early 2017. I am a divorced retiree who receives benefits from my stint in "the real world of employment". I am also a professional fine artist who has earned most of my living from my art.
I have been on SFN for a while now. I even started my own group here, Art Without Limits. I notice that many of the groups...including my own...have very little activity. I didn't want to be the one who posted most in my group (not into the ego thing) so I have been quiet in that group as well.
I am especially interested in the experiences of American expats. There are definitely more members here who are originally from the UK. Sometimes their concerns would not affect me. I have been given advice as to what I need to do...as a self-employed artist...when I arrive in France. I also have no problem being on my own once I do relocate. Spending time with myself is quite enjoyable even though I interact well with people.
I plan to live out the rest of my life in France. My daughter, who is my only family, is encouraging me all the way. She plans to live outside the US, also. Anyway, could anyone share what it was like for you when you first moved to France?