My Very Turbulent But Necessary Departure From America

It felt scary, but moving away was the best thing I’ve ever done.

Joshua Edward
Three Of Hearts

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Photo by Ramon Kagie on Unsplash

V1 airspeed is the speed at which refusal to fly is impossible, and when anything short of full commitment will almost certainly result in destruction. At that point, no matter what goes wrong, a pilot must take flight. Sometimes an engine can go out, or some other issue can arise, but no matter what happens, the pilot will pull up and take to the sky — afterwards they will address the problems, and attempt to land to plane.

This is how it felt for me to leave America and become an ex-pat living in Europe— the only sane choice was to leave the ground.

I’ve recently written several articles about leaving America, and each time I receive responses from people who want to do the same, but believe that it is impossible — it isn’t.

There really is not a lot of consolidated information out there for Americans who want to know more about other Americans who have actually managed to move away to a foreign country. My hope is that this article gives a bit more insight into why this American decided to depart the USA, despite that many things went wrong just before.

Corporate toxicity

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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.