Ruth in Budapest
German Way co-blogger Ruth E. has spent almost the entirety of her adulthood living in Europe. Her time abroad has mostly been spent in Stuttgart, Germany, where she has lived and worked for about 10 years. She also studied and worked in England for a few years and maintains a nostalgia for all things British (including the weather!). As a math and computer geek, Ruth has worked in the IT sector and in education.
As is the case with so many expats, Ruth moved to Germany in order to be with her German husband. They have two wonderful little boys and are raising them bilingually. Although she has now spent as much time in Stuttgart as anywhere else she has lived, Ruth still refers to Portland, Oregon as “home,” and tries to visit her family there yearly. When she gets some free hours between her part-time job in IT and her full-time job as a mother, Ruth likes to read, write, bake, run, and sleep.