Status update / continuing my thread about moving to the US:
It's been more than 3.5 months.
I've finally got my own apartment now (as opposed to temporary housing, for which I'm really grateful to $job).
Yesterday my furniture and household stuff arrived. Today I got an Internet uplink set up -- Gigabit fiber for the first time! <3.
Things are getting better.
Slowly, I'm arriving.
It's been a while, so maybe it's time for another update:
I've been here in the US for 7.5 months now. I still haven't set up all my furniture, lol. (But most of it!)
Otherwise, I feel like I've adjusted pretty well. I have local friends now! It's not easy to build your local social network from scratch during a pandemic, and not being able to travel "home" doesn't help. But I'm making progress.
@NerdResa hooray local friends!
And yeah, I hear you on the setting up a new life in a pandemic. Not quite as disruptive a move (Livermore -> Fremont for school) but trying to make friends is hard. :/
Where in the Bay are you, and do you have a bicycle?
the mastodon instance at cybre.space is retired
see the end-of-life plan for details: https://cybre.space/~chr/cybre-space-eol