Welcome (from a lifelong Vancouverite)! I've only been to Quebec City once… quite liked it. Plus just a short drive to Montreal, imo Canada’s best city!
Quebec City? That's an... uhhh, interesting choice. Why'd you go there?
Like Sjors, I moved from Toronto to London four years ago and it was a great decision for me.
Haha so I went to Quebec City for my first day as a place to start. I ended up going right across your country and down the west coast and I've recently moved to Toronto!
Are you enjoying London? if you are back in Toronto anytime soon let me know - I love the city!
Great idea. I moved to London a decade ago and haven't regretted it.
What turned out to be hard that you hadn't considered upfront? And what did you worry a lot about but turned out to be quite easy?
Hey Sjors - that sounds amazing where did you move from? Such an adrenaline rush being in a new places isn't it!
Those are great questions and things I'm going to dig deeper in upcoming posts. Something that turned out to be quite easy is doing things alone, a great way to spontaneous adventures daily and much less effort to plan, I just needed to get over the stigma of being seen alone. On the contrary it's been hard to make genuine friends so it can get lonely at times but my friendship circle is growing slowly but surely - it just takes time. I'll dig deeper into both those topics in my next posts!
How about you - what turned out to be hard for you? What turned out to be easy?
I moved from The Netherlands.
It's probably been easier to find work then I expected. I hear your part on friends. Even if you find friends they are often of the international kind, and likely to move on again after a few years.
On the other hand, I think that the London design community has been a very welcoming home :)
I do want to warn you about an upcoming danger; after a year or two, it could get really hard to move back because your old friends back home are basically the same, while you feel you've become a completely different person.
Awesome to hear you have found a home in London! Thats interesting you mention about the upcoming danger and it isn't something I have thought about. What are ways in which you dealt with this/advice you could give me from your experience?