I can’t believe it’s the end of March already! There’s only 3 more months left of school (work) and then I have 3 months off! Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!
Now I’m living in America, I read a lot of expat blogs! I find it really interesting reading other people’s experiences and it’s great connecting with other people that are going through a similar thing to what I am (it really is a very weird feeling being an expat!). I was recently tagged in a post by Sandra at Going American, a fellow European now living in Boston, USA and thought it’d be fun to answer her questions about my expat life experience!
I can’t believe it’s the end of February already! There’s only 3 more months left of school (work) and then I have 3 months off! Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!
I hold my hands up, I’m an immigrant. I’m living in America on an immigrant visa. I know especially in the blogging community, the word ‘Expat’ is thrown around a lot and I admit this is what I tend to refer to myself as, but in fact, I am an immigrant. But can you really blame me for not really using this term at the moment? Just look at the news, it has so much bad press and I debated as to whether or not I should pipe up and say my view. But as an immigrant, and especially one that blogs about the visa process, I thought surely I should show what it’s like through my eyes?
In the UK I had been with the same phone company ever since I was 11 years old…roughly 15 years! It may have changed hands several times (One-to-One, T-Mobile, EE) but I was always happy with the service I received. I’ve been in America for 5 months and I’m already onto my 2nd phone company. Before I emigrated, I had bought an iPhone, just thinking that it’d be simple, I’d get to America and just put in an American Sim Card and away I go! If only it was that simple!
What on earth does looking after a hedgehog have to do with a travel and lifestyle blog?! Well, when it comes to wild animals, the UK doesn’t really have many when you compare it to places like the USA, BUT the UK do have hedgehogs! Here in the USA, I have a hedgehog as a pet! OK so it’s not a British hedgehog but because they aren’t native to the USA, it’s classed as an exotic animal!
This year will be my first Christmas day away from home. I’ve spent every year doing the same traditions and to be honest, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without them! Now I’m living in America, I’m going to bring a few of my UK traditions to my US life!
“As a Brit, who are you voting for in the Election?” – A question I was recently asked. This then led into me having to explain that even though the US government recognises that I live here, I actually have no say in the way the country is run, regardless of how long I live here…unless I go for the citizenship test. Whoever America votes for I just have to suck it up and deal with it.