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Why I got engaged before moving across the world

Why I got engaged before moving across the world

I wouldn’t necessarily encourage anyone to get engaged after making the decision to do long distance for 3 years, but here is why it made sense for our relationship, and a few tips to make the long distance seem shorter — even if you are separated by 11,000 miles and an 11 hours time difference.

Let's talk about Homesickness

Let's talk about Homesickness

Scientists often have to move for their jobs, sometimes internationally, and a lot of people move alone, leaving their friends and families behind. Given this state of affairs, I am quite surprised that the topic of homesickness does not come up more often, especially since mental health is such a hot topic in science. 

So let’s talk about it!