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Expat advice

Welcome to the expat portion of Gone Rogue — Englican: My Split Life. (Because Amerish didn’t work as well).

Here, I cover all things confusing about loving two places, two lives, and two me’s. I’m happy to have you along for the ride… please, allow me share my seat on the struggle bus!

Since studying abroad in England in 2015 (read all about it here), I constantly thought about moving back. Now that I’m finally a grad, I’ve made it happen. It comes with its own set of issues: legal work visas, job sponsorships, flight costs, CV writing, Skype interviewing, filing taxes, and explaining it to my family, to name a few.

I’ve created this page to help others in similar situations wade through the madness (and the despair) that comes from loving a place whose immigration laws don’t love you back.

As I sign off, I will leave you with this little nugget from Miriam Adeney, who explains the reality of a split life like it is: “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere.”


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