Even if it might look like we have the perfect life here in LA, sometimes it isn’t as easy as it looks. This week has been very tough. I will explain why in more depth at a later point as this blog shouldn’t only show the good life, but also the hard side of moving to a foreign country.
One thing why this week hasn’t been as good as it should have, is that I have been really sad. Every other week being away from home, your friends and loved ones really hits you hard and hurts. We found awesome friends over here and I feel very lucky to have them around and very supportive a lot, but sometimes even that can’t help. Sometimes you just wish yourself back to your best friends couch in Germany watching bad german TV and eating german food. I don’t know why it hit me that hard this week, but I had a very hard time coping with it.
To every single one of you that still has this journey ahead: Please always keep in mind that there will be hard days. No matter how great stories on blogs from people that already moved to the US sound, everyone has to go through these tough weeks. It doesn’t even always need a real reason, you will just always be torn between two places: Your old home with the loved ones you left behind and your new home with precious new friendships. But if you long for the other it doesn’t matter how great the new is, you will just be hurt. Actually you already know this feeling, because you feel this lust to try something new and move away. And as less as your friends in your current home can’t take this longing away from you – it will be the same after you moved away!
But don’t worry, life is good. Hard times are there to be endured. And we can already smile again and enjoy our new and amazing life!