Living abroad can be both exciting and scary. It is a hard choice to decide what to do especially when you want to jump for your first journey & explore the world.
We spend so much time blogging about our experience abroad that I have to tell you while being abroad my great experience of the people, culture & the destinations…
But what happen to you when you return home? Or when you say goodbye to your host family you spent so much time with and say goodbye to your little host siblings?
Our readers can tell us : it is hard to get back to reality!
I always think the hardest is not to live your home country but to come back.
It is challenging to face your life in your home country and not being able to share your lovely stories to your friends & family.
I am running to forget a bit of this depression and to push myself forward. I like to challenge myself and I also understood that in life it is useless to complain – therefore I move forward…
Life as an expat can be undoubtedly very exciting.
The experiences and challenges of life abroad develop our skills and enhance capabilities, create new relationships & new meanings in life.
The best aspect of being an adventurer and living the moment is translated into valuable memories, which are worth remembering for many years ahead.
I can’t tell how fastastic it was to travel as an au pair, hiking in Australia, discovering new motivations, or simply enjoying the beauty of Ireland.
if you want to know more about these experiences you can click on the following links:
- Camping In Beautiful Blue Mountains, Australia
- Discover New Motivations
- Traveling To The Peninsula Of Dingle In Ireland
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“In a sense, it is the coming back, the return, which gives meaning to the going forth. We really don’t know where we’ve been until we come back to where we were – only where we were may not be as it was because of who we’ve become, which, after all is why we left”. – Bernard from “Northern Exposure”, upon returning from Africa
Challenges Facing Your Return Home
When you return home, some common aspects & feelings linked with readjusting to life in your home country include:
- finding life at home boring & without vision
- uncertainty, depression & lack of interest
- desire to be alone
- reverse homesickness (being sick of coming back)
- frustration that your friends and family don’t understand a single word & the importance you have of your experience abroad
As many of you already know having an experience abroad & living in another country changes you forever. I will always remember when I first travel and had a great time about it.
I don’t think there is a simple answer to describe the feeling to those who haven’t experienced it themselves.
You probably have to experience it, to gain experience. It is probably like bungee-jumping, we feel as life is short and we are falling down so fast!
Have you heard of Confucius before?
I read the book Confucius : The Man and the Way of Gongfu, and I realized his teachings are really inspiring. Confucius as a leader was considered also a great philosopher, an educator, and a simple person with values & great beliefs. This book offers a better understanding and in-depth articulation of Confucius and his teachings.
Check this link – Confucius : The Man and the Way of Gongfu.
I have also compiled a list of interesting books on the topic – “happiness”.
This list can always be altered as I am a fan of reading and love to get your feedbacks. If you have any recommendation or books I should add, feel free to email me and I will do the best I can to respond quickly.
Interesting Books About Happiness:
What do you think about this inspiring article? Have you deeply considered what you want to reach out in life?