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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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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Living Overseas: Yep I Had An Emotional Breakdown Thanks To The Coronavirus

Now before you continue to read this post, I want to put it out there and say that it’s not another one that goes on about how to deal with the C-word, if we should still be travelling while it’s going on, offering advice or any of that.  It’s purely to share my experience of being an expat living overseas while the C-word temporarily takes over the world.  More so the mental health aspect of things and yes, how I did end up having an emotional breakdown over it.

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