It doesn’t really matter if you moved to another city, another country or even another continent. The change itself is very hard. You have to find your place in the unknown and terrifying land. You have to find your people and your guardians. It never comes easy and it always takes time.
First time I moved, I changed one city to another. I stayed in the same country with familiar customs, language, processes. Only the city was different. This change was probably the easiest one because even though I didn’t have my safe havens, I knew people who would stand by me no matter what and there were plenty of them. The second time I moved, it was slightly scarier, because I not only changed the countries, but also the continents. A girl from small European country decided to move and explore unknown, mystified and scary Asian country. I lived there only for 4 months and I knew when I was going back. I wasn’t afraid because of that. Nonetheless, it was difficult. I had to learn that the way I or you live and are used to is very different from the majority of the world. Just because we can communicate, it doesn’t mean that we are the same. We couldn’t be more different. But I came back and everything was back to normal.
After a while “normal” was boring and I couldn’t stand it. So, I decided that I need bigger, great challenge. As people say “If you really want something, it will happen.” So, I found my challenge. I decided to move to another European country. Luckily, I wasn’t alone anymore. I have my partner, maybe even the better version of me. We moved to the Netherlands, we’ve been living here for two months already. I love this place, but it doesn’t mean that it’s easy. I have to rediscover everything – from government procedures to people.
I’m a very social person, I need my people to talk to, to spend time with, to relax and be myself. When you don’t know anyone, it’s very hard to do that. I guess that’s one of the reasons why I wanted to start this blog. There are days when I feel extremely lonely and out of place and at the same time, I want to share the stories, discoveries, joys, and pains. I want to share that one moment with and imagine that we are having a cup of coffee together.