Tackling expenses, immigration and packing — My quality of life is compromised by the cost of living, overcrowding, inadequate municipal services, unethical government policies, lack of sufficient affordable healthcare and an untenable spike in crime. It’s time to relocate. I can no longer abide by the unhealthy conditions in New York City. Yet as the move to Montreal materializes, agitation permeates every fiber of my being. Immigration forms, exorbitant moving expenses, frequent flights, cross-border banking, endless packing and managing work responsibilities along with the daily minutiae of day to day existence, comprise the groundwork for establishing a new life in a new land.