From Comfort Zones to New Adventures: My Decision to Move to the USA
After completing my PhD in Japan, I found myself at a crossroads. I had spent years studying and researching in my field, but I wasn’t sure what my next step should be. I had always been fascinated by the United States and its culture, and I decided that it was time for a change. Here are some of the reasons why I decided to leave Japan and move to the USA after finishing my PhD.
- Professional Opportunities
One of the main reasons I decided to move to the USA was the abundance of professional opportunities. The United States is home to some of the world’s top universities and research institutions, and I knew that I could continue to grow and develop my career here. I was also excited about the prospect of working with some of the brightest minds in my field and collaborating on cutting-edge research projects.
- Cultural Diversity
Another factor that drew me to the USA was its cultural diversity. Having lived in Japan for a long time, I was looking for a change of pace and a new cultural experience. I had always been interested in learning about different cultures and ways of life, and I knew that the USA would provide me with a rich and varied experience. From the bustling cities to the quiet countryside, there is so much to explore and discover in this country.
- Personal Growth
Moving to the USA was also an opportunity for personal growth. I knew that I would be stepping out of my comfort zone and facing new challenges, but I was excited about the prospect of learning and growing as a person. I was also looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends, and I knew that this would be an important part of my journey.
Finally, I was drawn to the USA because of the sense of adventure that it offered. I knew that there would be plenty of opportunities to explore new places, try new things, and have new experiences. Whether it was hiking in the mountains, exploring a new city, or trying a new cuisine, I was excited about the prospect of embarking on new adventures.
In conclusion, leaving Japan and moving to the USA after completing my PhD was a decision that I made after careful consideration. I was drawn to the country by its professional opportunities, cultural diversity, potential for personal growth, and sense of adventure. While it was a big decision to make, I am glad that I took the leap and embarked on this new chapter in my life.