Dentist From Spain
My name is Alodia, i am 30 I am a spanish girl who came here 7 years ago. I'm a denstist who works in small village close to the sea, Hoek van Holland , and lives in Rotterdam.
When I came here I didn't know anything about the 30% ruling. I came because I wanted to have the experience of working in another country and I just heard beautiful and amazing things about this country. When I arrived i heard about the 30% and of course , that made me quite happy, but that was absolutely not the reason why I came here.
After 1 year, I met the love of my life, a blonde, blue eyed dutch guy, Erwin. We are already 6 years together and we just bought a house in Rotterdam.
In the past 7 years i met a lot of kinds of people; dutch, spanish, italians, australians, and thats what i think makes this country so amazing. Such a mixed of cultures. After 7 year , I can speak dutch perfectly, I love my job and i love this country.
As I said, we bought a new house that will be finished at the end of 2021. We need to start paying the mortage already in 3 months, which means for the next 2 years we will be paying rent and a mortgage. Thats why since the end of April, I'm absolutely terrified about how it is going to be form Januari 2019 with a 20% lower salary. I cannot forget what I felt the that day. I talked to my boyfriend, I was really sad, and had the feeling that we were not anymore welcome in this country. I know it is not exactly that, but it sure feels like that.