Moving back to the UK has its pros and cons. Moving anywhere to anywhere has its pros and cons of course. The UK offers greater money earning potential, providing I can find a job. I’m focusing on retail management and online community manager positions. Wish me luck.
With greater earning potential comes the ability to re-gadgetise my life. New computer, cell phone, LED television and Xbox 360 are all high on the list. And after that, maybe some new lenses for my Olympus E-PL1. I could go on for quite some time on the electronic products I’d like to own.
There are downsides too. I’ll have greater access to better international cuisine, but good Mexican food is harder to come by in London than it is in Mexico City. Not so surprising really, I guess. And then there’s the weather. How on earth will I cope with the cold. I’ve forgotten what cold is. It’s something that happens to someone else, like all those other diseases and disasters.
But overall, the pros outweigh the cons. And I can ‘prove’ this. If It Were My Home has all the stats I need. Although, perhaps oddly – depending on your preconceptions, moving to the UK from Mexico isn’t as positive as moving to the UK from the United States. Go figure. I suspect that these sort of graphs which include social themes will always make a nation with socialist policies look good.
And go tell all the Mexicans jumping the border. Although they’d really have to up their swimming skills if they want to head east. The Atlantic is much more of a challenge than the Rio Bravo. On the plus side, any Mexicans making it would I am sure be greeted with open arms and granted immediate citizenship. We host the Olympics next year and will welcome anyone who has the talent to win a medal. So I assume anyway. It’s been the case in the past…