To define the meaning of “expat” or “immigrant” it comes down to a period of time. Is it a pit-stop for a few years, or a permanent transition? It seems like the emphasis on these two adjectives is given more meaning than it should.
It won’t last for ever, it isn’t chronic and I don’t need pills (well, maybe some vitamin D) but it’s been good to be honest with myself about it. First step, and all that, eh?