September 13, 2015
Time for another topic we’re very passionate about: what’s stopping you from living where you want to live?
As you might have noticed, we’ve done a lot of traveling this year. Japan, Dominican Republic, Canada, Bali, Canada again, USA, Canada again, Finland, and we’re about to fly out again at the end of September. In a lot of the places we’ve traveled to we’ve met lots of viewers who want to live in Korea, but many of them say so with a sadness in them, like, they want to go, but they can’t, because of their families or their jobs or their friends. We keep on trying to urge people to live abroad while they still can, because you never know what’s going to happen to you in the future. Your health won’t always be what it is now, and you might find yourself unable to do the traveling you want to do later on. So do it while you can!
I know some people will probably say “sure, but what after you travel?” What if you lose touch with your friends, lose your job and your home and furniture. What do you do when you get back? Well, you start again. That’s what. We have friends who had great jobs in the USA and threw them away so that they could live in Korea for a few years. And so they did. Now they’re back in America and have found new jobs. It’s doable. It’s possible. It’s challenging and scary, but it’s very rewarding.
I guess it’s easier for me to say because I saw my parents do it as well. My mother was a lawyer in Poland, and my father the Vice President of a company, and they both gave that up for a new life in Canada. Yes, they had lots of difficulties. We were dirt poor for the first few years. But we did it. We started a new life elsewhere, and don’t regret it. Which is why I kinda relate to the girl in the video whose family did the same thing. My family, too, was surprised that I wanted to leave, but the two of us, Martina and I, have been able to pursue a life we didn’t even know existed before coming here. We’ve made new friends we now hold dearly, friends we couldn’t have made if we stayed home. We have this awesome new career that we couldn’t have had if we stayed home. We have so many new experiences, have eaten so many new foods, all of which would have been locked away from us if we didn’t take the risk and leave our comfort zones. Hopefully, if you’re feeling the desire to live somewhere else, but something’s holding you back, you can find the courage to move, and give yourself the life you didn’t know you had waiting for you.
Ok that became a bit too impassioned. I’m gonna go drink a glass of water now…