After spending a week and a half in my new home of Dublin Ireland I’ve began to notice, it’s not easy. Not one bit. I have left all that is important to me back home, my family, my incredible boyfriend, and everything I know. The first few days I spent a lot of time crying and worrying. Here’s how I dealt with those terrifying feeling, to make myself Happy.
1. I told myself self how important I am. I am important to myself and need to support myself. This meant letting go of what made me sad and embracing what made me feel strong and happy.
2. I focused on the big picture. When in my life will I ever be able to jump into a new culture and travel the world for four months. Never.
3. I stopped counting the days. I let go of making the four months go by quickly. I focused on making the four months the best they could possibly be.
4. I looked around. On my 30 minute walk to class. I looked up and I looked around. What I saw was nothing but wonderful. New sights. New People. New experiences.
No one ever said living abroad is easy, especially when you’re a home body. If anyone tells you its easy they’re wrong its not. But you better believe me, embrace every second because it will all be gone soon. Embrace it.
In the wise words of Ferris Bueller “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Embrace it all. Worry when you’re dead.