Life in the US

I’ve been living in South Florida for a month now. It’s been great so far. Adjusting to the American culture has been an easy transition. People here are welcoming, funny and chill.

I’m really enjoying my trainee program at Italkraft. Time flies when I’m at the office. I’m learning a lot about interior design; particularly about closets, kitchens and furniture. I spend my days working on designs, cad plans, sections, elevations, and 3d renders. I’ve also been participating in client meetings and presentations. The atmosphere is very dynamic; this is probably what I like the most. I’m not on my desk all day, I’m out and about, picking out finishes, taking measuremets, visiting projects, etc.

I already have a daily routine, which usually starts with me working out in the mornings. I’ll either go out for a run around the lake or go to the gym of the condominium where I’m staying at. After that I’ll have breakfast, take a shower, and start getting ready for work. I’m very fortunate that my office is only 10 minutes away from the house, so I don’t really have to deal with much traffic at all. My work day will end around 6pm, after which I’ll come back home and relax for a while. I’ve had a lot of friends and family visiting for the past few weeks, so I’ve been going out a lot and getting to try new restaurants.

At the moment, I’m getting ready to take a written test in order to be able to get a driver’s license. Even though foreign driver’s licenses are accepted for renting cars; if you are planning on buying one, you’ll need to have an American license. I would recommend starting the process as soon as possible once you get here, since it can take up to  a few months to get it, specially because appointments are limited and there’s a waiting time.

Ximena Verdeguer


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