Ever wondered what it would be like to live in another country? To leave everything you once knew behind?
In this post I will share 5 reasons that convinced me when moving from Argentina to the US.
While reading keep in mind the order is not necessarily prioritized! This is the result of a brainstorming session with myself and I… And guess what? While doing it I found out they aren’t just thoughts… they are all truths!
1. MASTERING/LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE
Of course, this one applies if people in the place you are moving out to speak other than your natal language.
I was born and raised in Argentina, and I lived there for 20 years of my life. When I moved to the States, I went from speaking Spanish every single day to speaking English every single day. You can imagine how that helped me improve and control two languages at once!
2. NEW CULTURE IMMERSION
Holidays such as Thanksgiving Day or Memorial Day were totally new to me when I first came to the US. It was fun getting immersed in new traditions and festivities, although with time that would mean my head would forget and get confused about my home country holidays.
If you are concerned about this, there is no need to worry about it! There’s nothing a good calendar can’t fix, trust me!
3. TRAVEL TO UNIMAGINABLE PLACES
If someone had told me in the past I would be living twenty minutes away from California, or three hours away from San Francisco, I would have found that so hard to believe!
My new country has opened up so many doors to places I considered only dreams in the past.
That is why I believe one of the most beautiful things about moving to another country includes all the new wonderful locations one will be able to go!
4. FOOD DIVERSITY
Yes, because now besides having your well known meals and recipes, you will have the chance to try new plates, flavors, and eating schedule!
For example, I never thought I would be eating rice and bacon for breakfast. Or that dinnertime would be held by 4 pm at my house.
Making these changes will make your life more exciting and interesting! And let me tell you: locals love some foreign cuisine, it makes their life new and exciting as well.
Plus, you will be a pro at being a real foodie.
5. NEW FRIENDS AND FAMILY
This might be one of the best outcomes if you consider yourself a social and outgoing person. Knowing you have friends in more than one side of the world will make all the difference in times of having fun, and times of needing a hand.
And who knows? You might end up marrying a foreigner like I did and your family circle will then expand beyond measure. And then your family reunions might end up being huge, with a lot of fun, stories, and diversity to enjoy!