Well, I may not be coming from Zamunda, but I am immigrating to the US for work for a while. I love living in Canada; I was born here, my family is here and a lot of great memories. Oh, and of course it’s nice to have things like free healthcare and gun control too. But, as many people who read the news out there know, things haven’t been great in my province for the past few years. It’s main source of revenue comes from Oil & Gas, and that industry has suffered greatly since 2012. With jobs becoming scarce and the high cost of living not leveling off, I’ve decided it’s time for a change.
I always wanted to try living in the US, but it just seemed so hard/impossible when I was younger. There just seemed to be so many requirements and stipulations, not to mention plenty of naysayers warning me that it was “so hard” and chances were “very slim”. I let that negative thinking pretty much kill that dream for many years. But then I got the chance to work for a company that was headquartered in the US, and with them, I was able to travel to the US for work (temporarily) and I found that I actually enjoyed being there a lot more than I thought I would. That job opened doors for me that would have otherwise have been a lot harder and so I’m going to use that leeway while I can.
I don’t yet have a job, but I know I will get one. I’m one of those people who firmly believes in the Law of Attraction and I know that the right position is already making it’s way to me. Right now i’m going through the motions of getting prepared to relocate. I’ve chosen to try San Francisco for now for several reasons:
- I work in IT and there is a plethora of positions in my wheelhouse available there
- It’s a gorgeous city near the water with temperate weather
- It’s closer to home so it’ll be more affordable to visit home frequently
- I don’t want to stab myself at the thought of driving my car down there
- Um. it’s freakin’ San Francisco!
This is going to be a bit of a bold move for me as I’ve actually never been in San Fran, but I have a number of friends who have and who currently reside there. All that I’ve spoken to thus far have sung the praises of that city and I’m eager to start this new chapter of my life. Of course, I know it won’t all be sunshine and roses, but I also know that my mindset will play the biggest part in my experience as a whole.
I plan on doing several posts about what I have to do and my journey so stay tuned. But for now, I’m super excited! Is there anyone else out there who’s moved to the US (or even specifically San Francisco) that has any advice or comments? Please let me know!
All the best with love,