Expat Life | Single Parenting

How I Got Out Of America

The process and steps I took to leave the United States.

Joshua Edward
Three Of Hearts
Published in
12 min readOct 21, 2021

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There isn’t a lot of good information out there for Americans who want to know more about their fellow citizens who have actually managed to move away to a foreign country. I recently wrote an article about why I left the USA and can’t go back — in response, many people have poured out their sentiments to me about why they wish they could do the same.

Some of the reasons were absolutely heartbreaking and brought me to tears.

This article is for everyone who contacted me and asked me how I did it — or wanted to contact me, but didn’t because they feel like it could never happen for them.

To all of my fellow Americans out there suffering under the reign of wealthy and greedy leaders who have caused our country to become a disparate corporate wasteland — there is another way.

Get over the shame of wanting to leave

You have a reason to think life is better somewhere else — because it is. I curse a lot when I give thanks to God, and maybe that it weird, but it’s how I really express my gratitude. I’ll say things like, “God, I fucking love having a dishwasher,” or “God, this is delicious

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Joshua Edward
Three Of Hearts

Left the USA for Europe as a solo parent and raised a kid in a foreign land.