Five years ago, on May 9, 2016, I embarked on an adventure. I stepped onto a plane at Manchester airport in the UK, with 3 suitcases and Lily Bear, my tortie cat and flew to Vancouver. British Columbia for a fresh start.

With some savings in the bank, no home except a temporary airbnb in Kitsilano, and no job or professional network, my new life in a foreign country began.

It was the scariest, boldest, most exciting thing I have ever done in my life. But what scared me far more was the deep regret that I would have felt…

Gemma Lawrence

I'm a British expat living in Canada who writes about lifestyle, travel and business related topics. I'm a blogger, digital marketer, content creator & crafter

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