If it doesn’t open… it’s not your door.

If it doesn't open...it's not your door.

Nothing is impossible or so you thought… until you find yourself in a situation where you don’t get the results you have desperately (and sometimes eagerly) been wishing for. A failed exam, a rejected job application, a promotion not granted, a relationship that does not progress further… when things like this happen, are you one to question? Or do you move forward?

I am a firm believer that things always happen for a reason… even if you don’t know or understand what the reason is at the time.

Yes you need to take life by the reigns and steer it towards the direction you want it too… and yes you need to put in the hard work because you reap what you sow… but there will always be things that no matter what you do, will never be something you can control.

Breathe. Let go. If things were meant to happen, they will happen. In saying this, I am not telling you to give up… only that you need to be PATIENT. Maybe it is not yet the right time. Maybe it is meant for someone else who needed it more than you do. Maybe it is a lesson.

“If it doesn’t open… it isn’t your door.”

But do not despair. There are other doors that will open for you — some you might not even have dreamed of opening yourself… until one day you find yourself further along the road, looking back, and finally understanding how all of it was meant to happen the way it did.

Ten quotes that got me through my first move abroad ♥

Around two (almost three now) years ago, I made one of the biggest decisions I ever had to make in my then twenty-five years of existence. I decided to leave everything I knew and loved behind, for a chance at a much better life than what was available for me back home.

Initially, the anticipation and excitement of being somewhere new and experiencing new things was there… but then slowly everything just began to be a little bit overwhelming until most of what I felt was just fear, doubt and an extreme bout of homesickness.

I was lucky enough to have people in my life who were always there for me and who were always willing to listen when I felt sad and disappointed… Still, there were days when I still felt so down even after venting out all my frustrations to anyone willing to listen within my social circle. To try to pick myself up during those tough times, I turned to reading inspirational and motivaional quotes on the internet to help get me motivated and going and it helped heaps.

Today, I just wanted to share some of those quotes here in the hopes that it will also help inspire other people who are going through some challenges now. Here are ten of those quotes that helped me during my first few tough months when I moved abroad and hopefully it will be helpful to you too 🙂

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