If you have found this site, there is a very significant chance that you’re either a:
- friend that I’ve spammed; or
- family member wondering if I’m still alive; or
- potential employer digging up dirt; or
- by some miracle, someone who is moving to the USA that has been looking for other’s experience.
Let’s be clear – I make no promises about this site. Updates are likely to be infrequent, the content sloppy and full of spilling mistakes, and the topics will be dull and/or unispiring.
Anyway – a bit about me.
I’ve recently (this month) moved to the United States of America, and this is my second stint as an expat. I moved from London, England, where I had spent 14 years living in the centre of the capital. I worked there, did my masters, and fell in love with an amazing American. I was born and raised in Australia, where family still resides (Hi Mum!).
Why the blog? I’m perplexed. There are so many things that I see every day that make me wonder “how did this come to be”, “why isn’t this like it is in the UK/AU”, and “why didn’t I think of this”. This site is my attempt to document the learning process of integrating into a new culture, and an impetus for me to actually research into why things be the way they be.
Tag along if you’d like, and comment if I get things wrong. I’m here to learn.