I am originally from the Northeast US and fortunate to have resided in the Caribbean and Europe. Living abroad was rewarding personally and professionally. These experiences opened my eyes to other cultures in terms of political systems, economies, art, music, etc. Some of my closest friendships were formed while traveling around Europe.
One professional peer comparison report indicated…
"First Impressions: People see him as analytic, methodical and logical.
"After People Get to Know Him: They come to see that actually he is very analytic, thorough and logical in his thinking, and is quite inclined to stick with a particular course of action.
"The Difference: Unusually consistent in public and private and free from any effort to appear different than he is."
I've been living in CA for a few years and I'm happier here than almost any place I've lived previously (Rome is the exception...it holds a special place in my heart).