“You were given this life, because you’re strong enough to live it.”
Live in another country by yourself is not an easy thing to do. It seems simple, but actually, it’s not. There are so many things that you have to prepare, not just physically, but also mentally. You have to survive in a place that doesn’t seem familiar to you. It turns out, you will be stronger than you think you are. Here are 5 reasons why people that live abroad is stronger.
They know how to survive in a place they have never been
Living abroad is very challenging. When you have to come to a place you’ve never been alone for the first time, you will get lost. Let’s be honest, we all people that love to travel know how it feels to get lost in an airport. Sometimes, we can’t find the way to get out because we can’t really understand what it’s written on the sign. Moreover, we have to find an address where we are about to live. In addition, after moving in, we have to adapt and survive. Because there are no other choices.
There is no “911” for them
Not like normal people that could call their mom or dad or childhood friend directly, people that live abroad are not able to do this. Even if they could, it will be pointless. Because their closest people live far from them, so there won’t do much help on the emergency situation. When people that live abroad face the emergency situation, they are getting used to solving things by themselves. If they couldn’t, they will ask someone they trust … and this could be challenging. Finding someone you could trust it’s not easy. Someone that will always be there for you when you need something is hard to find. Therefore, people that live abroad tend to solve things by themselves, before they ask for a help.
They are forced to take care money well
Just in nature, people that live abroad have to take care money really well. If they don’t, they won’t have anyone to ask for extra income. Yes, they could ask their parents or relatives, but it takes a while to receive the money from another country. In addition, they don’t have anyone to ask for money on the emergency situation. They have to rely on themselves. Thus, they tend to have money saved for an emergency situation.
They make friends that they called a family
People that live abroad tend to make friends that in the end, they called a second family. Because their family is far from them, they build new relations with people around them. It’s a common thing for people that live abroad to take care of each other. They build a community from a friendship that turns out feels like a second family for them.
They plan their future in advance
Last but not least, people that live abroad tend to plan their future in advance. 75% students that study abroad have already plan what they are going to do after graduation. They already think about their future even sometimes before they started the University. Because living abroad is a huge investment, they know that they have to take responsibility for it.
“Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.”