Goodbye England, Hello Canada(

almost 5 years ago from Asis Patel, Product Designer at Playground Inc

  • Asis PatelAsis Patel, almost 5 years ago

    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?

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    • Sjors TimmerSjors Timmer, almost 5 years ago

      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.

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      • Asis PatelAsis Patel, almost 5 years ago

        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?

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