Wife’s Life in Atlanta
I’m Y, an MBA student and RN’s wife.
This time, I would like to introduce my life in Atlanta from the perspective of my wife.
I moved to Atlanta at the same time as my husband. I have two daughters who are 1 and 3 years old.
My 3-year-old daughter is currently attending Preschool three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
We have you keep it from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The preschool that my daughter attends is brought by lunch, so
We make lunch boxes in the morning and pick up and drop off.
In Japan, I have never attended a nursery school or left it in a nursery school.
At first, I was worried that I wouldn’t get used to it, but after the first two weeks, I was able to go to the park without crying.
Now I can remember the names of my classmates, make good friends, and speak short English sentences.
At first I was a little worried about whether I could get through, but now I’m glad I got through.
From next term, the eldest daughter will attend 5 days a week and the second daughter will attend 2 days a week.
There are quite a few Japanese people living in Atlanta, and I feel that it is very comfortable to live in.
Every Tuesday morning, there is a gathering of Japanese wives, mainly Emory-related, called “Spouses”.
Of course, the organizer is not Japanese, so I am supposed to speak in English, but it is a very frank place and a place for exchanging information.
You can teach people who have lived in Atlanta for many years, and it will be a good place to take a break. Of course, it’s okay to bring children. I also don’t have a daughter’s Preschool on Tuesday, so I’m taking two of them.
And every Friday morning, after leaving my daughter, I go to ESL (English Conversation School).
It is not uncommon for various churches to offer free English conversation schools here.
In fact, the English conversation school I attend also teaches only the first textbook fee.
Since I take classes with people from various countries, it is very educational to get to know various countries.
I personally feel that the reason why I can go there once a week without difficulty.
I’m glad I came to Atlanta.
There are four seasons, you can feel the seasons, and the Japanese food supermarket is near.
There are many parks, and shopping is not inconvenient.
My husband’s classmates live in the same apartment, so I get along well on weekdays and holidays.
During my long vacation, I also travel a lot with my family to Puerto Rico and Arizona.
On days when my husband was absent from school, I let my children play outside, go back and forth between homes, and sometimes I left my children to my husband and let my wives go shopping alone. Smile
I am very grateful to have been able to build a relationship that is not just about coming to Atlanta at the same time.
I loved traveling abroad, so I didn’t hesitate to live abroad.
However, when I actually live, it is natural that my daily life is in English, conversation with my daughter’s Preschool teacher is in English, and the hospital is in English! I had a hard time … lol
However, there are many people who respond unexpectedly by telling me “I want you to talk slowly” and so on.
I think that the language barrier and those who have children are still concerned about their children’s lives.
Actually, when my husband decided to study abroad, I was very worried about the above two points.
However, I think there are many things that can be solved by actually living.
When I came to America, I felt that I could live with the help of the people around me.
Living abroad where you can feel the warmth of people while being stimulated
I would be happy if we could spend time together in Atlanta.