One thing I get often when I’m away is the. I miss you email, text, comment, phone call. I’ve given this one a lot of thought over the years & I’ve come to this conclusion. When I am away, everything is new to me. from the people I am meeting, to the streets, to the food everything. This is why time flies when you are away. For the person on the other end. I.e my sister, ex coworker ect. This is not the case. My understanding is that, because a lot of people live lives in routine, its quite easy to notice the gap of me not being there.
I don’t miss my family & friends. I love them but I don’t miss them. I use to think in my head, is this selfish that I don’t miss them and don’t want to be around them. The more I thought about it , the more I realised it is selfless. This is the life I chose. Its not an easy one, its challenging , often outrageous but I find it very rewarding. The truth is It can be lonely, scary, exhausting & everything else. I feel all sorts of emotions.
I am at peace at knowing that no matter what I do I will always have my family to fall back on. I know I can count on them. I had a girl I used to work with message me the other day saying she misses me. She then went on to ask if I was missing her. I said no. Although at the time we had a great time. Everything has an expiration date. It doesn’t mean I don’t like her. I’m just more adaptable to change.
My advice on what to do before moving to a new country is to have closure with your friends and family. Say the things you want to say in person, show them your enthusiasm towards your dreams. If they love you they will be happy for you and let you go.