I miss you dearly Berlin, I’ve got pieces of you running underneath my skin.
Understand that it is okay to start loving your country more than you did before.
“You guys deserve Trump! You Americans are so stupid!” they cackled as our despair became apparent to them.
Budapest gave me this feeling that I should continue growing as much as I can.
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.