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21 Things No One Tells You About Moving To Another Country In Your 20s

Keep an eye on your passport, and always remember where you come from and where you're going.

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1. It doesn't matter how spoiled you are, you're going to grow up.

2. The first phase you're going to go through is being a tourist: you're going to take photos of everything and love it all.

3. After a while you'll notice a change, and you'll be depressed for a little bit.

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4. Afterwards you'll enter the hater stage: you'll hate and criticize almost everything.

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You'll blame where you are for everything bad that happens to you, even though it doesn't make sense.

5. Until you enter the stage of normalcy, and you finally adapt.

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6. If you move with someone, everything will be cheaper.

7. If you move on your own, you'll probably meet someone faster than you expect.

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8. On important dates, like holidays, you'll have moments where you miss everything and everyone you left behind.

9. And you remember that your best friends are very far away.

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10. And although you'll have made plenty of new friends...

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11. ...they're never going to be like the friends you left behind.

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12. You'll learn to overcome obstacles faster than others.

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13. You're going to start to resemble your mother... more than you'd like.

And earlier than you thought.
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And earlier than you thought.

14. You'll forget how much you fought with your family and you'll appreciate them like never before.

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15. You'll find yourself constantly comparing the country you're in with where you come from.

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16. And obviously you'll change but you'll still be yourself...

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...it's just that you'll discover new things about yourself.

17. With patience, you'll find yourself overwhelmed with opportunities.

18. And you'll start accomplishing your dreams, little by little.

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19. And although you'll always be nostalgic...

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20. You'll always be happy when you realize that you've made the best decision of your life.

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21. And you still have a long way to go.

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