The hardest part of living in another place is missing new life to say hello, and not being able to say goodbye at the end of a life.
Then it hits you that you’re never going to feel completely whole again because you’ll always be leaving pieces of your heart with people from all over the world and you finally feel okay with that.
But it’s all of these little experiences, good and bad, that help you to become a better and stronger person. To be resilient, motivated, dedicated, strong and accepting of yourself and others around you.
It’s possible with some freedom and flexibility to potentially live around Europe for as long as you please. I’m going on 3 years, cumulatively, and the Schengen has been my best friend.
If you are absolutely clear and honest about your true motivating factors, you will be better prepared to handle challenges, setbacks, and the road ahead.
People will see your prayer flags, your colorful beaded necklaces, your elephant pants, and your trendy European fashions and find you curious.
I’ve grown up with you guys there. My support system, my rocks. The people that were there when I got home when I wanted to celebrate something that happened at work, or cry about a boy at school not liking me back. Now you’re gone.
The Bread Ritual. Every morning the French will stop by their local baker for the best bread on Earth
It feels a bit awkward to sit at a bar on your own, but just try it.
I still struggle with feeling selfish for loving my life abroad so much, but the reality is that it allows me to be the best version of myself. It’s instilled in me this overwhelming sense of euphoria that radiates from my being.