This past Friday, aside from friends & family, I severed the one tie left which had me tethered to the US: the job that got me to the UK. I served notice to my current company and am leaving to go work at (gasp!...) a British company.
While I am extremely excited about the opportunity that has been presented to me (I do honestly feel that for my industry-ie what I 'do', there is no better place to do it at than London), it has dawned on me that I am now a bit homeless. It's a bit odd and a bit liberating all at the same time.
Many friends (Expat Americans or otherwise) are a bit surprised when they hear that I'm staying in London-but not going to work with my old employer. And, I'm surprised that they're surprised.
Has anyone else left their home country with one employer, only to eventually go work for another, 'local' employer? I wonder if reactions to your move have been the same as mine.
Anyhoo...it's like one small sub-chapter on my life has closed, but I'm already excited about turning the page to the next story!