Yes. I made it in a week ago with my Mum. We’re in quarantine now, but we already feel like we made the right choice. I couldn’t be happier that I am away from the US right now!

The first few days were rather tough. This is my fourth international move, if you include the fact I was a baby when I first moved internationally. Even though I have learned a lot about orchestrating a move from those experiences, the mental and physical toll never goes away. Sometimes, the toll can be more or less depending on the situation. I will say more in a future post. I have a lot to say, but I’m still getting organized right now!

So far, the good things are that quarantine is going well and things are settling. It snowed for a few days and I have some lovely pictures from that! It’s actually nice to have a quarantine period because there’s time to rest and have Me Time, which I really need right now! I already love it here and I want this to work out so much!

There have been some hiccups, like getting deliveries. IKEA and Overstock CA were disagreeable surprises! πŸ™„ More on that later too.

PSA: I do NOT want to talk about what’s going on in the US right now! I don’t want to know the latest stuff going on! Heck, I don’t even want to know who wins the election! I’m emotionally detoxing right now and quite fatigued and I need to take care of myself. Thank you!

So, this was one of the reasons I had to disappear for a while, but stay tuned for more! Stay safe and healthy peeps! πŸ’™πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.

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    1. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
      says:

      Tell him thank you! I definitely love it here! 😊

    1. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
      says:

      Thank you!

    1. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
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      Thank you! You should definitely visit Montreal and Calgary and Vancouver! The other places I don’t know about yet (heck I only saw Vancouver from the air, but it still looks great!) Calgary is near Jasper and Banff too, so it’s definitely worth a trip!

      1. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
        says:

        They are!

  1. Eromonsele Emmanuel Oigiagbe – Lagos, Nigeria – Eromonsele Emmanuel Oigiagbe is a Lagos based travel blogger who blogs about a wide range of topics including his journeys, interview with travel personalities, travel blogging tips, public transport, art galleries and monuments, and touristic attractions.
    says:

    Canada is such an awesome place and a lot of Nigerians make it their first destination for travel, work or school.

    I’m very happy that you moved although I see it wasn’t so smooth.

    Cheers to happier times in Canada.

    1. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
      says:

      That’s cool! Glad to know Canada is so popular! πŸ˜€ It never is entirely smooth when you move overseas. Even at the best of times, it’s physically and emotionally tiring. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, but it’s all worth it in the end!

      1. Eromonsele Emmanuel Oigiagbe – Lagos, Nigeria – Eromonsele Emmanuel Oigiagbe is a Lagos based travel blogger who blogs about a wide range of topics including his journeys, interview with travel personalities, travel blogging tips, public transport, art galleries and monuments, and touristic attractions.
        says:

        Hope you get all the grace and strength you need!

      2. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
        says:

        Thank you! I’m glad my Mum is with me, but it’s been hard to leave the rest of my family and my friends behind and wondering if they are okay at a time like this πŸ™

      3. Eromonsele Emmanuel Oigiagbe – Lagos, Nigeria – Eromonsele Emmanuel Oigiagbe is a Lagos based travel blogger who blogs about a wide range of topics including his journeys, interview with travel personalities, travel blogging tips, public transport, art galleries and monuments, and touristic attractions.
        says:

        Yeah that’s true. Especially with Covid.
        Just pray and hope for the best… keep in touch too.

      4. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
        says:

        And that orange baboon in the White House and his cult destroying the country. I will do! 😊

      5. Eromonsele Emmanuel Oigiagbe – Lagos, Nigeria – Eromonsele Emmanuel Oigiagbe is a Lagos based travel blogger who blogs about a wide range of topics including his journeys, interview with travel personalities, travel blogging tips, public transport, art galleries and monuments, and touristic attractions.
        says:

        Hahaha! 🀣

      6. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
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        Hahaha indeed!! πŸ‘Š

  2. WanderingCanadians – We’re a couple of Canadians who enjoy hiking, camping, diving, and spending as much time outdoors as we can. We hope our stories can help as you plan for your adventures. https://wanderingcanadians.com
    says:

    Congratulations!! Moving in general is stressful let alone having to move to an entirely different country! I’m sure it’s even more of a hassle to move during the middle of a pandemic! But glad to hear that you arrived safely.

    1. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
      says:

      Thank you! The pandemic thing did have its problems, but the emotional detox from leaving a toxic country was something else. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. PoojaG – So this is my first blog and I'm gonna be writing mainly about a lot of things to do with poetry, inspirational posts, mental health and literature so be sure to follow me if you like weirdly awesome things!
    says:

    Wooohooo we are not officially in the same country! So glad you finally made it up here and hope you are doing well. Can’t wait till you get out of quarantine and explore a little.

    1. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
      says:

      Thank you! I can’t wait either! Good to see you back here and thanks for commenting! 😊

      1. PoojaG – So this is my first blog and I'm gonna be writing mainly about a lot of things to do with poetry, inspirational posts, mental health and literature so be sure to follow me if you like weirdly awesome things!
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        You’re welcome!

      2. PoojaG – So this is my first blog and I'm gonna be writing mainly about a lot of things to do with poetry, inspirational posts, mental health and literature so be sure to follow me if you like weirdly awesome things!
        says:

        And thanks I’m happy to start getting back into blogging!

      3. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
        says:

        For some reason your comments went to spam, but I took care of that now. I can’t seem to find your blog though

      4. PoojaG – So this is my first blog and I'm gonna be writing mainly about a lot of things to do with poetry, inspirational posts, mental health and literature so be sure to follow me if you like weirdly awesome things!
        says:

        Yeah it’s not connected to WP at the moment but I’ll connect it as soon as I start blogging again though.

      5. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
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        Cool!

  4. Rosaliene Bacchus – Los Angeles - California - USA – I was born in Guyana, a former British colony on the northern coast of the South American continent. As the only English-speaking country on the continent, Guyana's historical, cultural, and economic development is linked with the Caribbean Region and is a founding member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In 1987, I migrated with my husband and two sons to Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern State of Ceara in Brazil. For fourteen years, I worked as an import-export manager. My sons and I migrated to Los Angeles, Southern California in the USA, in October 2003. After migrating to the USA, I started writing articles about international trade issues and US-Brazil trade, as well as fictional short stories. As a form of self-therapy, I began working on a novel. You can learn about my journey as a writer on my author’s website. My debut novel, Under the Tamarind Tree, was released in August 2019. You can learn more, read reviews, and purchase a copy on my author’s website at Under the Tamarind Tree: A Novel by Rosaliene Bacchus. My second novel, The Twisted Circle, the story of a young nun’s journey to self-determination in a patriarchal church, was released in August 2021. I am currently working on my first book of creative non-fiction.
    says:

    Quarantine sounds like a perfect time to emotionally detox. Wishing you all the best in adapting to your new home. The Canadians with whom I had close contact with during my days as an international trade professional were great to work with. Very friendly people.

    1. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
      says:

      Thank you! Yeah, I think Canadians are great too! 😊

    1. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
      says:

      Thank you. It’s definitely been a blessing in disguise to move and have a quarantine period!

    1. Third Culture Kid – I am a Third Culture Kid who has lived in five different countries: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦/πŸ‡―πŸ‡²πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί. I moved to Canada in October 2020 and I started blogging about adjusting to life here. Follow my blog for tips on expat life, stories about my life as a Third Culture Kid, features on where I have lived, and world news.
      says:

      Thank you!! 😁

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