The Lonesome Postdoc – Part III: Putting down roots

After a few months of living in your new home you get comfortable and develop a routine. You buy all those necessary little items, and then you start to buy non-essential items. Some people show more restraint in this area than others, some people really do stick by the “you only live once” (or YOLO for all the young kids) motto and splurge more often. In the first 6 months I lived by the “is…

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The Lonesome Postdoc – Part II: Living like a local… or trying to

People complain about moving all the time. It’s stressful, it’s inconvenient, it can be expensive. Usually, these people are moving a few suburbs away, or perhaps the next state/province over. I know I will sound arrogant here, but once you have done an international move (some good tips here), then you can legitimately complain loudly about all of the above. There are so many things that you don’t know about when moving internationally. Even the…

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