Hello my loves!
Last time I catched myself complaining about my decision of moving to Germany. During these years I’m living here I’ve tended to ask myself many times one question: “What I’m doing here?” – as a response to many challenges along the way… You know, as an expat you’re always challenged and you have also times of doubts. You try to find your “comfort zone” again and you don’t always find what you are looking for.
This world gives us a choice everyday and honestly – we’re never wrong about our past decisions. Our knowledge is limited from different points of view but we always do our best in the current situation or in the current state of mind…
We do what we feel is right at the specific moment of our life. Don’t get me wrong. If someone asks me if I regret to move in Germany, I will definitely say “No”. There’s no reason to regret anything in life.
What kind of life would we live if we didn’t experience new things?
I reminded myself that quote by Steve Jobs:
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.”
Everyone who lives abroad goes through some phases of adjustment. Moreover anyone who lives abroad goes through personal growth and changes. You can’t just fall back into the person you were in the past. I think each year we’re changing… we’re older and wiser.
Everyone who decide to live in another country will gain new experience of other cultures, understanding of different points of views. Meeting new people, discovering new mentalities and languages are the most valuable parts of living abroad.
I’m really grateful for the opportunity to live abroad in such a unique country like Germany.
I don’t know how long I’ll stay here.
“Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I can only say that the most valuable in life are experiences and the “life lessons”, which are given to us.
The experience of living abroad will give you the awareness of responsibility for your life. Btw., we are responsibly for our life as soon as we turn eighteen. We decide where we live, what we eat, what clothes we wearing…etc.
However, the decision of living abroad gives you a new meaning of responsibility for your choices (from the new point of view).
After few years of living abroad you learn to take nothing too seriously/personally. In other words, it’s just crucial. Each person has a right to have their own opinion and to have their unique point of view based on their belief systems. True power is not taking anything personally.
We are all humans… but we are so different and the same at once. We are born in different places and speak different languages. Regardless of where we live, we all have the same needs – we need to eat and sleep. We all need to grow and evolve in some way. And we all need love…
Thank you for reading my blog and I’d love to hear your thoughts about moving abroad. Did you ever lived abroad?