Moving abroad

A few months ago I had a few questions from people who wanted to move to Argentina and wanted a bit of advice and here’s my answer to one of them:

I think, if you’re determined, most things are possible. One thing I’ve noticed with myself and others when they have plans/dreams/ideas of moving or travelling somewhere there’s often a sense of it’s not doable or you just don’t know where to start. Most of the times these are just hurdles you have created in your mind and the very thought hinders you from actually doing what you want. You might think it’ll never work out – maybe you’re thinking you’ll never get a job, meet any friends or find a place to live. Maybe you’ll think of the things you have back home – your flat and your job and about leaving your family and friends, but trust me, 90 per cent of the time you’ll be just fine.

How many times have I not worried about being lonely or meeting any friends when I have packed my bags, stepped on the plane and spent months travelling in South East Asia or studied in Tasmania and London. It’s not easy to move to a new country and get to know a different culture and yes, there are definitely times I’ve felt incredibly lonely, cried and been stressed out. But I have also had some of the best, soul rewarding experiences and challenges when travelling.

Life is not a rehearsal and to end up daydreaming of the trip/life adventure you never had is not something I would personally recommend. If you really feel like doing something I’m the first one to tell you to go with it. But please keep in mind that often when you ask for advice from someone, their answer will reflect their own opinions and experiences. What you need to focus on is how it resonates with you. Does what the person is saying, feel true to you or do you disagree?

After all in the end it’s your life and you decide what to do with it. If you’ve just been reading this and think it’s a pile of shit, just seek answers elsewhere until you find the ones that fit you.

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