When I was putting this podcast outline together, I was thinking, “wait… I’m supposed to be convincing people that moving abroad is a good idea.” But I do think it’s good for you to know what you’re getting yourself into when you move abroad – the good, the bad, the ugly. Here are a few of the sacrifices you will make if you move abroad, and the sacrifices you will make if you don’t.
BUT if you communicate to your family that you want to stay informed of what’s going on, even if it’s hurtful, then (hopefully) they will share future news more openly.
BUT normally big events are planned in advance, so you can plan your visits back home around these events.
BUT if you lived in another state, you’d be doing the same thing.
BUT the US has tax treaties with many countries abroad so you won’t be double taxed, and once you find your system of paying taxes, you’re good to go.
BUT again, once you find your new system abroad, like finding your new shampoo brand, or bank, or grocery store, you’re good to go.
You won’t find this one shocking. The biggest sacrifice you’ll make when you move abroad is… living a life of regret. A tad harsh I know, but it’s the truth. I was in Paris recently working and taking some days off as well. I had a friend tell me he was envious of my life and I said, “Yeah, I honestly love my life… but this could be you!”