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My Experience Living Abroad

My Experience Living Abroad

Hello, hello, hello everyone!! I hope you are good, and your assignments are going well.

Today I would like to share with you my experience living abroad and how I manage uni.

I am aware that I’ve been very lucky, and this has positively influenced my experience of living abroad and focusing on my studies. However, you might think that being lucky depends on chance. Instead, it is on yourself. You have the power to either think one way or the other, and this will define if you are lucky or not.

Since the very start, when I opened the A-levels envelope outside my school, I had a very positive mindset. I was sure that no matter what would happen, I would always follow my dream, which was to become a teacher. Also, I wanted to go to Birmingham and study at UCB. However, I wasn’t very fussy because the whole point was doing the degree I wanted. When I was accepted, I felt delighted because I thought, okay I don’t know anyone going to Birmingham or UCB, but if I am doing what I heartily enjoy, why would something go wrong?

When I arrived with my parents, I was very positive about the experience. But you never know how strong you are until you say bye to them, and you realise that there are 1833.09 kilometres between you. It’s sad, but if you are truly happy with what you are doing in life, the mountain becomes more comfortable to climb.

The key is your mindset. Having a positive mindset will allow you to overcome any barriers that you may come across in your life. Right now, I am very appreciative of the group of friends I have, and also the University, placement, and my boyfriend, who has become a fundamental part of my life helping me and supporting me in those moments of homesickness.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my post and that it has helped you to have a positive mindset towards your life and hence easing the route towards your goal.

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If were in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time”. – Walt Disney




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