Loneliness abroad.

As you move in a new land, you are full of excitement and happiness. You think: “this is it, this is my new start” – which isn’t far from the truth, because it’s clearly something new, a new life you might say. Even if your future there isn’t so clear and planned, and the only thing you know is your new flats’ address and where is your university. You’re happy.

But then you start to realize how far everything become. How far everyone is.

Changes are hard and this is one of the hardest. You not only miss your family, friends, but also the vibe from your home country. It happens to everyone. But it only depends on you, if you will make this alteration a good or a bad thing in life.

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It’s by no mean an advice post, because everyone has its one way to cope with loneliness abroad. Just use tools that internet has to offer. Sometimes we forget how easy it is to actually connect with people.

Focusing on your goals, on your work, keeping yourself busy – those are the best things that will help anyone. And it’s a reason people go abroad, isn’t it? To work, study, find themselves. And you have to know that you’re not the only one who does that. There were, there are and there will be tons of people who go abroad, away from their country.

Sometimes it’s hard to admit it. We love to say: “I’m not lonely, I’m just alone”. Everyone has right to be lonely, it’s totally natural. Just don’t let it lead your life.

An optimistic quote to end this post:

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”  – Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Wish you guys a nice (not lonely) week! There will be more posts in october due to my two-weeks holidays.

Author: areneith

student, Norway-lover, artist, dreamer, book worm

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