“I moved to country X” stories can be annoying

They can be a curious read if they don’t aspire to draw profound comparisons and are not written as pieces of narcissistic self-affirmation.

First, I myself made several big moves for education, work, and life — in different decades, across continents, at different stages in my life, with and without kids. My opinion is simple — nothing is simple. Nothing is perfect. There will always be a sacrifice of some kind.

Many stories do a poor job of discussing this:

  • Visa and legal status matters. Maybe some…