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15 Things I have actually Gained From Moving From The UK To The United States

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Simply put, tater kids are terrific.

Hello! My name is Natasha and it’s now been 2 years since I moved from Bath, England to New York City City, baby.


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So grateful the only picture of me by Girl Liberty is this travesty.

As anniversaries have a routine of inducing, I’ve just recently been mulling over my time here. So, whether you’re likewise an expat or someone considering making a big relocation, here’s a number of things this moron abroad has actually found out:

1.

First, there’s approximately a billion tiny, cultural distinctions that I had no idea about.


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That’s even with moving to a location with the exact same language and a fairly comparable culture to that which I’m from. Examples consist of: Thinking that a “cup” in an American dish simply suggested “any cup in your house” and not a specific system of measurement.

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Getting adjusted to a brand-new place takes some time.


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With social media, it’s incredibly simple to look at somebody who’s moved and believe, “Man, they’re living the life!” For me, it was a little more complex. My life wasn’t void of fun before this, but it absolutely took around 6 months to feel even partially settled.

3.

It’s hauntingly easy to collect a LOT of stuff …


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When I first moved here, I only had three travel suitcases and a head filled with dreams– now I have an apartment or condo filled with crap.

4.

… However making house feel personal and comfortable is truly crucial.


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I’m not rich by any stretch of the imagination, however integrating a couple of trinkets from the UK with a few of the nice things I purchased here exceptionally helped turn my very first room from “strange, cold dorm in strange, new location” to simply “my room.”

5.

Making an entirely new set of buddies is hard, however not without its benefits.


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Things are quite easy when you have actually known somebody a couple of years.

6.

Seeing how people live here has broadened my perspective and made me a lot more imaginative and positive.


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This is a profound way of saying that I now often head out in a fully bedazzled, neon attire due to the fact that it’s what some people in Brooklyn do and I love it.

7.

You can’t repair an internal issue by moving.


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Apparent in hindsight, sure, but moving simply implied the very same concerns in a various country. It suggested I had to truly confront what had actually been bothering me– and I’m all the much better for it.

8.

Code-switching can get real complicated.


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I say a lot of American terms and soften my accent.

9.

I miss out on the smallest, weirdest things.


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Any time I’m back in England, I insist on going to Nando’s.

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Foreign food is sometimes odd but usually incredible.


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Once again, I realize I’m not exactly pressing the cooking boat out by relocating to the US from the UK– but I remember the day I had my very first tater kid, and it was wonderful.

11

So, so many aspects of visa types and immigration policies.


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When I rattle off different visa letters and numbers, I swear it seems like I’m speaking a various language.

12

I’m in fact quite alright with my own business.


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Although I understand I have actually found a community here, the feeling of going out on my own has actually stuck with me. I’m way more down to explore the city and travel by myself than I was in the past.

13

Discovering a support system of other international individuals is extremely valuable.


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By this, I do not just indicate other Brits!

14

Major life choices can make it feel like you have actually divided into 2 timelines– the actual one you’re living and your imagined one where things went in a different way.


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I can get sucked into picturing an alternate universe where I stayed in England. Certain relationships worked out, I was there for major events, and so on. Personally, I attempt not to entertain this excessive due to the fact that I have in fact no idea how things might have gone, but I do understand that I’m happy where I am now. This is all to say that …

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Lastly, I will constantly miss house– but that’s fine!


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I miss something about England every day. I used to think the goal was to attempt to get rid of that feeling, and now I have actually learned to simply live with it. I’ll always be a little homesick, however that does not imply that moving here wasn’t 1000000%worth it– because it absolutely was.

Are you also living in another country with your own take on life abroad? LMK in the comments!

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