Unless you are supremely resilient, you will have a range of emotions after you’ve moved abroad.
Living abroad almost always means there will be loved ones left behind. But expats also miss the landscapes, the cities, and the weather of home.
Do not waste your youth being stuck in your comfort zone. Anything is possible if you put your mind, heart, and soul in everything that you do.
Live a life where what you have is enough, where you thrive on human connection and not things.
I’ve been planning for the moment that my plane touches down by isolating the issues most important to me and joining the platforms of their resistance movements in all ways that I can.
It’s okay to want nothing more than to rewind time and go back to the good old days. But by missing something, we are living in our past, instead of embracing our present.
“Americans don’t understand how insanely expensive it is to live in the U.S.,” Bobby said on my podcast. He sold everything he owned and left the country in 2009. Right after the market crashed. Now he works all over the world.
“I feel much more free to express myself and my beliefs and to stand up for my ideals here than I ever did in the Netherlands.”
You have no choice but to confront many of these fear-inducing situations on a daily basis – at which point you quickly learn that your fears are almost always unjustified, self-imposed limitations.
I’ve had so many adventures that began with a tiny, by-chance meeting and ended in beautiful experiences. Trust in others, and watch your wealth in experiences compound.