I listened to a song on the radio this week and the lyrics had the headline I chose for this post in it. I think that there isn’t a saying that can possibly describe better what this whole immigration thing felt like for us – and still does! Moving to a foreign country (in which you never lived before) sure sounds beyond difficult. But aren’t the difficult things and experiences what makes life so exciting and worth living?
The whole moving to the US thing and living here was kind of easy for us. Everything worked out so well and I am still beyond thrilled about that. But there still are those little moments, which make it difficult. Even if everyone is friendly over here, you sometimes still feel left out. Because you are just not as open as the Americans are and that sometimes makes it hard to naturally connect with people (like you see it happening all the time). We may have no problem at all with the language, but still you are so tired in the evenings, because it’s so more challenging to work in a different language. And to switch back to german every time you wanna speak with your partner or your family.
After two months of living here I know for sure that this was the right path to take in life and that all the hard moments and all the tears were totally worth it. But what I like the most is that I wasn’t scared too much to take that step. That I challenged myself with a journey like that. And that I (so far) made it through without getting bruised too hard!
Yes, leaving your home and starting all over new is definitely difficult. But is it impossible? When you do it open-minded, well planned and with the right sense of intelligence, it absolutely isn’t!