Leaving everything behind. how does that feel? And how do you do that?
For some people, it might be the hardest thing they’ll ever do. For other people, it may be the best thing ever. Well, because of this, I can’t speak for everyone. But I will tell you how it was/is for me and what might help if you are hesitating.
I for one, have always felt that I didn’t belong in the country I grew up in. You know, this feeling that you don’t fit in, no matter where you go. I had a good childhood and some really good friends. But it was the crowdedness and stressfulness of Holland that made me feel like I was of a different species.
So how is it, leaving everything behind? Well, for me it wasn’t difficult. Not because I didn’t have family or friends, because that would be the biggest problem for some people. For me, that wasn’t an issue because, in my opinion, you don’t live for your family and friends, you live for yourself. And what is the point of making your friends and family happy, if that means that you won’t be happy?
Leaving everything behind
Bringing the news
So unless you are planning to disappear from the face of the earth, which a lot of people do these days. Like, living in the wild or just traveling the world without a plan. This was also something I thought about for a while, but I had too much to hold on to, like my wife and dog. But otherwise, you really want to tell your friends and family about your plans a good time before you decide to leave. Some people find it hard enough to let you go, hearing about it last second might really rub them the wrong way.
So before leaving everything behind, you might want to think about your plans. If you are just moving to a new place to settle, let people know in advance that you are leaving. Are you planning to stay away without any contact with your old life, then keep it quiet until the moment you leave. Or in some cases, people don’t mention it at all. After all, the reason for disappearing is in that case to avoid the contact.
So that’s all on leaving everything behind. More information about getting started can be found in my introduction post.