Do I Regret Moving To The US? Things I Learnt From Living Overseas

Along with ‘what do I miss about living in the US‘, my 2nd most asked question is do I regret moving there. For those that may not know my ‘story’. I moved to the US in 2016 on a spouse visa and I really struggled to adjust. I was really homesick and suffered from depression and stress. In 2020 I decided it was time to move back to the UK after 4 years overseas. Do I regret moving to the US? No, I don’t think I do. At that time of my life it was the ‘right’ thing to do. I didn’t know that I would find it so hard and I had to give it a go. I also ‘learnt’ some things which I wouldn’t have experienced if I hadn’t moved. Do I wish I had done things differently? Maybe. But I didn’t have much control in some of the aspects that I found the hardest. For example, if I was choosing to move somewhere personally, I wouldn’t have picked Iowa. I would have gone somewhere warmer, somewhere closer to a major city and somewhere nearer to the coast. In this post I’ll share some of the lessons that I learned from my time living overseas.

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2020 – A Year I’d Rather Not Review

At the end of every year I usually do a round up on the places I’ve been, goals I’ve reached etc. But 2020, as I’m sure a lot of people can relate to, hasn’t been the greatest. Before all the madness even started, I knew it was going to be a bit of a rough year. Just like 2016 when I moved to the US, 2020 was going to be the year I moved back to the UK so I was in for an avalanche of major life changes all happening in one go again. I planned to just spend the summer travelling, yes maybe ‘escaping my troubles’ but of course that never happened.

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9 Things That Are More Expensive In The US Compared To The UK

I did a similar version of this on TikTok (before I got angry and decided to stop posting) and it went cray cray. As always these are things that were more expensive in my experience. Things can differ depending where in the US you are and where in the UK you are. Once upon a time, with amazing exchange rates, the US used to be cheap for a Brit, but now it’s pretty poor, it’s actually on the expensive side.

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