My general thought process on moving abroad.
For my trip to New Zealand, I'm doing away with my micromanaging tendencies I am using an approach which I call the ‘free bird’. Get it? Because I’m ‘winging’ it? (I know, I know. It’s ‘pun-ny’!). For a lot of people this decision came out of the blue and I’m being very ‘adventurous’ (read crazy). Although I agree that my decision to live in another hemisphere sight unseen is a bit unorthodox, I don’t consider it as adventurous as others make it out to be. This entire journey is a calculated risk. I admit that I didn’t have a ‘plan’ per say, but I did have a ‘thorough outline’. I thought in depth about what it would take to complete this journey. I questioned myself if I had what it took and I had to be honest with these answers.
Some points on my outline.
“I thought in depth about what it would take to complete this journey. I questioned myself if I had what it took and I had to be honest with these answers. ”
I used to be so worried about what could happen that I would concoct these ‘the sky is falling scenarios’ and either talk myself out of it completely, or be so preoccupied with the what ifs that I missed the moment completely. Then one opportunity came along and I took the leap of faith and it changed my life. Long Story short: That experience taught me that good outweighs the bad and no matter what the situation brings I can handle it.