Move it

Moving, change of place, position or state. Move on. Move in.  Get moving. Make a move. On the move. Move mountains. Move with the times.

Moving, such a familiar term for us who live in the international environment, that we may even have a few places we call homes in a variety of countries.

Moving is never easy. You get attached to a place, to people, to material, to the familiar cashier lady in your nearby supermarket, to the pizza guy, who makes you a pizza more or less every Sunday to cure your hangover, to the Barista girl who gives you discount on your latte at Starbucks, just because you go there almost every day. Your manicurist knows all your problems and you don’t have to start your life story over every time you get a mani & pedi done. 

Routine, some people like it, some don’t. Routines make you feel safe; they make you feel like you belong, but sometimes, it is good to take a look from the outside. Are you still thriving? Full of energy and ambition, do your surroundings in your current location make you want to do more, or just sit at home and watch Netflix? If your answer is the second one, we suggest you get a move on.

Not one person can say that “Ohh, it is so difficult, but where will I find a job, but who will I be friends with, what about my apartment”. All those will come in your new place too. All those things you are telling yourself are just excuses for you not to move.  Anyone who is educated, and thriven will find a place.

We all hopefully have a place we can call home, whether it’s your childhood home, your own apartment, or your grandmas’ place. Something that makes you feel comfortable.  They say that home is where the heart is, and this is true in many cases. If you feel like you are home under the stars of Paris, or in the heat of Bangkok, then stay. Do what makes you feel good, where you feel like home.

Pick up your things and go, but remember that grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.  You have to know, whether you are moving because of your location, or moving because of you. If you think there is something you can change about yourself to adjust better to your current location, maybe try doing that first. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to start making new plans for your future.

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