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Hi, British expat in Chicago

Old Feb 7th 2012, 3:03 am
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Hello!
I've lived in the US for 15 years, got moved over here in the "great family exodus" of '96 when I was 14. I was born in Scotland and grew up in England until we moved here. (Norfolk to be precise). I've had a bit of a struggle here, very much a subscriber to the "grass is always greener" school of thought. I love America, and moved to Chicago 6 years ago, it's a great city. However I have a constant nagging feeling of "if only". (If only we'd stayed in the UK everything would be better.)
I find my life in America to be quite solitary, it's a vast place and it's very easy to fall through the cracks with little effort. I miss the collective cultural aspect of the UK, sharing experiences, etc. America's a beautiful, vast, expansive country, but you do feel very much on your own in certain areas.

I'm mulling over a decision to possibly move back to the UK in the near future, which brought me here. I'm currently using a green card to live in the States, mulling over citizenship decisions etc.
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Old Feb 7th 2012, 4:22 am
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Old Feb 8th 2012, 3:14 am
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Hi Baleno,

Welcome to BE. You are among kindred spirits here, we have many members who feel like yourself, so be sure to pop into the Moving Back to the UK forum and say hi. I see you've also found your way to our USA forum which is also packed full of great people, and I'm sure you will enjoy getting to know everyone.

Please let myself, the Moderators or Concierges know if you get stuck on anything and we will help all we can.

Welcome again!
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