How familiar is the feeling of anticipation? Just wanting time to quicken so you can get to whatever it is you are looking forward to? That is a feeling that can often take place after a move. Summer breaks seem endlessly long once everything is settled that needed to be done and you’re just sitting and waiting for life to start back up again. You haven’t made friends yet or anything and because of that you can’t go out and do something with all this time. That’s why I want to suggest something to do. Because you have so much time to waste in summer, why not spend it learning something new and starting new projects. Different ideas for this could be learning a new instrument, write a book, start a blog, create a new art piece, learn a new language, there are plenty of other things to do with your time.
The reason I say it is important to start new things is because it develops you as a person. You are increasing your skill set and never know when this could come in handy. By doing this you may also find a new hobby or a career change. The second reason it is important to do is that you are becoming helpful to other people. A quote by Author Leland Jones says, “the more value you provide in others lives the more valuable you become”. You never know the potential of value you could be holding so it is crucial to start broadening your horizons. The third reason that it is beneficial to start new things is it keeps you from wasting time and over thinking things. Our thoughts can be our best friend, or our worst enemy. Especially in times where you have just moved and it hurts to think about home therefore it is important to keep busy. The more time you allow yourself to sit and think about how much you miss home, the more space you create in yourself to dislike your new home and become more closed off to the idea of it.
Personally I have chosen to spend this summer time creating and settling up a blog, create a product to sell, and spend time learning more about how to make long distance relationships successful. Starting something up can be hard and takes a lot of time, so it seemed counterintuitive to do it while I was starting school as well. Besides, I have 3 months of summer holiday I have the chance and time so I will take it.
As some of you may already know I started this blog so that TCK’s like me could see what I went through having to adjust in my ‘home’ country again. By making this journey public I hope others can relate and gain insight on how to do it, as well as hoping to connect people and getting to hear others stories. I would love to hear from others about their journeys or just come in contact with people going through similar situations! Feel free to contact me on the contact page I will reply as soon as I can!