This time, you are not superficially passing by people’s life anymore. You make the conscious call on which bridges to build or which bridges to burn; decide that you are not obliged to burn out your own fire to light up someone else’s fire.
Unless you are supremely resilient, you will have a range of emotions after you’ve moved abroad.
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.
Sometimes we really don’t know what to do with our lives to the point that we blame our parents and even ourselves why we are not as successful at this certain age as what we’ve pictured we’d be but you have to know that things work differently for all of us that’s why it’s best to really find yourself in a city far from home.
Just like in a relationship, you find yourself in the “honeymoon stage” of a new country within the first couple months…that is until your unfolded the little blemishes and “not so enjoyable” parts that have yet become so obvious.
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.
Take your time looking for somewhere to live.
Live a life where what you have is enough, where you thrive on human connection and not things.
“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.”
Many people see the glamorized shots of wanderlusters globetrotting around the world, but are unaware of how they’re able to travel so much.