Better communication doesn’t always entail talking. There is nothing more frustrating than needing to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak your language.
You’ll realize which basics you’ve been taking for granted.
When you lived abroad, somehow home – no matter how distant it was – never felt like it was fading into the rearview mirror. It never felt like it was something that could be taken from you.
Suddenly all those little things that you’re used to are gone, and you realize you are utterly alone in a foreign country. It begins to dawn on you, that everything is different.
I have always traveled a lot and developed a love for it. As a traveler, there are a few things that you learn.
A lot of people have this idea that living in a foreign country is exotic and exciting. And it is. But not every day is Instagram-worthy.
On Central Avenue, I picked up a hitchhiker, a raven-haired girl coming from the public library there. She was very pretty, and her perfume made my car smell very good, if only for a little while.
Though the beauty of meeting people in hostels is in the inherently diverse selection of humankind they attract, there are certain people you will inevitably come across in one hostel or another.
As someone who’s gotten a job in a new country or moved recently, you might go through life living away from family or friends for months or even years. It’s in times like these, that you either find yourself establishing support systems in the new place or succumbing to feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Growing up is hard to do, but we have to face it, it will have to happen someday. We must leave the nest and take more responsibility. And, moving that far away will allow plenty of freedom.