I know similar threads are up but 1) they're either out-dated or 2) they are asking for help with the move, etc. and I don't actually need help with that. I'm well informed and I already returned to Germany for 8 months in 2012, so I've been through the process and imagine not much has changed about the actual process of moving.
I'm more curious if there are people like me out there who lived abroad for a very long time (I've lived in Canada for 20 years, since I was in elementary school. My German is still near-flawless, or so I'm told - we were "forbidden" to speak English at home so we wouldn't forget German :-)), and who are returning to Germany. I'm curious about those specifically who have moved back after the whole 2015 thing, as I know Germany went through a large shift/change again after that experience (or so I'm told by extended relatives who never left Germany).
Some think I'm crazy for leaving Canada and wanting to go back to Germany... I just feel ready. I'm also frustrated by the lack of good doctors here as I deal with multiple chronic conditions, and have yet to find 1 good doctor who will actually help and take me seriously. My husband is German as well, and we've never stopped thinking about it since our failed attempt in 2012.
Has anyone moved back recently after being gone for a very long time? Do you regret it? We are hoping to move to a small town. We want a quiet, boring life out in the country. (We're young, but we're old at heart :-P.) Just hoping to be able to have a random conversation about this, as the wheels won't stop turning in my head :-) Also, the move is still about 1.5 to 2 years away, and I'm growing impatient. I'm wrapping up my BBA before we move.