It's been a month here in the ol' Ceska Republica. What else would I do, but get a little emotional and sentimental on my time so far as an expat.
I'd never left the U.S. before I came here. Now, from only 6 weeks abroad, I can say I've knocked a few places off my bucket list including Ireland, Scotland, England, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
It's been fun so far. Honestly, before I left, I prepped myself for a few serious moments of homesickness and maybe some moments of "what the heck am I doing?". But surprisingly, neither have happened. Of course, I miss my family and friends back home. The time difference is hard to navigate sometimes but praise the Lord for technology so they're only a FaceTime away. That being said, I couldn't be happier with my decision to leave home and head to Prague. If you haven't read any of my other posts, I should let you know now, I'm big into quotes. One of my favorite quotes of all-time, which happens to be from one of my favorite books of all-time, is from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," said the boy.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams," replied the Alchemist.
I think it's obvious at this point that I agree with The Alchemist. Happy that I followed my intuition and overlooked the possible suffering and went in search of my dreams.
All cheesiness aside,
I came for the cheap beer.