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The grass is always greener, right?
This is something we’ve been thinking about more and more recently. These past few months we have been met with quite a few issues including losing our jobs, stresses with money and dealing with homesickness. It’s left us feeling a little deflated and really had us questioning what we are doing and why.
Our friends, family and even strangers send us messages all the time saying how amazing our life looks, and sometimes we forget just how much Instagram can act like a veil of pretty pictures that we pull over our real life. But in reality, it can be really hard at times. We are constantly on the move, so the stress of trying to find work somewhere you’ll likely only be in for a few weeks or months is tough, which makes building friendships challenging and can be really isolating and lonely at times. It also means we rely heavily on each other for support and friendship a lot of the time, which can come with a whole new set of issues. Throw in big moments in our friends and families lives that we are missing out on - babies, weddings, milestone birthdays - and we have ourselves a recipe for self-doubt that had us really questioning our choice to be over here. You may not think it, but we also experience that feeling of missing out and that the grass might just be greener back home in Australia.
But then we think about everything we have done over this last year, how many amazing opportunities we have had, and it’s hard to think of anywhere else we’d rather be. Sure, we have our bad days, but when we think about all the exciting places we still have left to explore, it’s hard not to let that excitement extinguish any anxiety we may be feeling.
Has anyone else ever experienced this? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to hear how you coped with it! at United States