Let's face it. We'd all rather stay in our comfort zone. Expats are no different in that regard. Starting a new life somewhere else is of course bold but culture shock is something that will hit all expats to a different degree. Learn how to move through culture shock and take your time in adapting to a new culture.
I have lost count of all the times I have felt lonely while living abroad. For a long time I didn't know that this is something all expats have experienced, are currently experiencing, and will experience (again). Read about my approach to dealing with expat loneliness.
Whether we choose to learn a local language as an expat or not, every language choice has a consequence. So when you're considering whether you should learn the local language, read more on how you can make the best possible choice.