What scared you the most about moving overseas?
I get asked this question so much, by my friends, by family, even just by some of my followers ... I assume these people are curious and want to travel , or move overseas for a bit ... and aren’t sure if they can do it.
Did anything scare me? Yes ? In fact it all still scares me. Every day.
I could give you the biggest list of what terrifies me about being here.
1. People forgetting me. I’m terrified that whilst I’m here, the friends I have back home, won’t miss me, I’m scared they’ll form stronger friendships and simply value me less. I think about that everyday.
2.I’m scared I’ll miss opportunities with people and places back home. Opportunities with guys I liked, or with going to certain events with my friends and family. FOMO Is real, and I feel that everyday.
3. I’m scared of people here not liking me. I’m scared of annoying them. I’m scared of not being accepted. Even if no one ever gives me a reason to feel that, my head makes me feel that, everyday.
4. I’m scared of my niece and nephew growing up and not valuing me as an Aunty as much as my other sisters, because I wasn’t as present in their life. I’m scared my goddaughter will forget me, and I feel that everyday.
However, regardless of all these fears. I’m still here. Why? Because all these fears are in my head. Most of our fears are. I’ve learned over time, some things are uncomfortable, different, terrifying... it still doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do them. I get one shot at a visa here. One shot in my whole life. Why should I come home because I’m scared of the above? I hope fear never stops you from ever doing something you really want to do. I hope you find the strength to get out of your head, and move into your heart... whatever you want to do, just do it. No one said it’s going to be easy. No one said you wouldn’t be afraid, but whatever you get out of it, whatever I get out of this ... will be worth it. - 10 hours ago