Monday, October 17, 2011

HOW I DID IT: SETTLING IN NEW YORK


Why did you move to your new city? 
For love and work. After graduating from college in Finland I received an email from the company where I completed my final internship asking if I was interested in coming back and working for them.

I had hard time finding work in Finland AND I had met a guy in New York during my internship whom I'm happy to call my husband now. So there was no doubt about me coming back and starting to build my life here.

What do you like best about living in New York? Diversity. Good vibes. Excitement. Beauty. Ugliness. It's so rough around the edges. I love that whatever I want I can find it on this small island.

What was the easiest part of your relocation? The visa process, which I did entirely by myself without any help from anyone. I did lots of research online and asked questions from free online immigration lawyer websites and immigration boards.

What was the hardest part of your relocation?Leaving family and friends behind. It's comforting to know I will always have a place to go if I wanted to go back to Finland. My family also visits me usually once a year for few weeks and that's always great.

How would you describe your relocation experience?It went pretty smoothly. I didn't have to be away from my husband more than few weeks at a time during the process and I already had a job to come to, so no stress about that either. I was able to fit the most important ones of my worldly possessions in two suitcases and bring them here in one trip.
Take risks:  if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.

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Read the rest of the interview at  Crash Course City, a guide planning your relocation to New York, Los Angeles or London. 

5 comments:

  1. Good luck in New York --it's a terrific exciting city.
    I grew up in England and married an American.
    Lots to enjoy here.

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  2. Hey Elizabeth,

    yes there's always something new and exciting to discover. That will never end. That's one of the reasons I love NYC. As well as the diversity.

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  3. Hey trendy gal!

    This is great stuff. New York does suit you. Good sturdy roots are comforting to have. They take us far. Keep us grounded and sure of ourselves.

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  4. I try to win the diversity visa.. seems that your way was bit "easier" :) Might just start working on it on my own..

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