You see… I’ve always considered myself lucky… In fact, I kept on repeating that to myself almost every day while I was far away from home… But it wasn’t until I went back ( to Cebu ) that I fully understood how much I was actually taking for granted in my present life without me even realizing. I was too caught up in my own thinking that I was missing a whole lot by being away, that I couldn’t fully appreciate all the new good experiences slowly unfolding in my life because I was away… because I was where I was and not back where I thought I desperately wanted to be.
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 🙂