A jump, hop, skip and a plane ride over the Atlantic Ocean is no easy feat. To get up an decide to move abroad and change my career hasn’t been as easy as I dreamed it up to be. I mean yes, all in all it will be worth every detail and every penny. But until I arrive the rigorous paperwork, plans, side jobs, and hourly search for a place to live has been painfully stressful.
I’m not sure when my journey to live in the United Kingdom started, as it’s always been an ultimate goal of mine. But it has created an inner motivation that settling is not an option. At no matter what age. I think I’ve felt that as I get older and start to break into my thirties (eek), I’ve seen a majority of my generation accept life in vanilla. I believed maybe the richness and journey I craved as an “immature” dream, and that it would fade with time. But clearly it wasn’t. I want a colorful life, one that sees the ends of the earth and produces a legacy of kindness, love, hustle and success. Growing up I picked up on this jet setter and go-getter attitude from my father. That, I am very thankful for.
Last year I realized when I ventured off to the UK and Paris alone that the fire was still within me, and it was tangible, vulnerable and still curious as ever. Mentally I’ve been confined to stay in my location and career because of momentary things such as relationships, financial burdens, mundane jobs, apartment leases etc. But I find when I lose one of those issues, or distractions my mind always resorts back to the life changing moments I had exploring places unfamiliar to me.
“The French word for wanderlust or wandering is ‘errance.’ The etymology is the same as ‘error.’ So to wander is to make mistakes. In other words, to make mistakes, to make errors is sort of the idea of learning through trial and error, allowing the mistakes to be part of the process.”Robyn Davidson
The events that have brought me to this moment were not all perfect, this journey is not going to be perfect. But through trial and error I’ve learned many things, so I am excited of what I will learn of next. I write now in stress of a “what have I done?”, “am I silly to think this is my cure-all?”, “will I have enough money to get me to all the places I want to go?” etc I know it will all be fine but for now I just have to accept life in moving abroad and the transition process.
“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” Rosalia de Castro
This is my truth. Follow me on my journey