1. Who is Litha?
I am a very ambitious, adventurous and open-minded person. I am indeed an immensely big dreamer. I don’t ever feel like anything is impossible. Difficult yes but there’s a lot of situations which I thought were impossible and God proved me wrong!
2. What was your motivation to move abroad?
I had no motivation to live overseas at all. After high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life (I really still don’t), and I remembered a moment about an agency that places young individuals overseas on programmes and I thought why not. I applied and ended up going to the states for the first time. It was only for a few months but after that, I was thinking to myself like wow, this isn’t bad at all.
I had always dreamed of travelling when I was in high school when the school would have those student tours during the June holidays where they go to Europe or the states, but we couldn’t afford that at the time but I never dwelled on it. After I came back I started university and two years into it I was so tired and bored of it. I knew I wanted to get on a flight and go somewhere. So I dropped everything and started my travel journey
3. Which countries have you visited and which one was your favourite?
I have visited quite a few. The USA, Mexico, The Bahamas, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Slovakia, Hungary, Vienna, Greece, Monaco and France. My favourites are certain parts of the USA, Greece and the Bahamas (because of the clear water I’m a sucker for that) and the Netherlands. Monaco and some parts of France as well.Mostly almost every place I’ve been to.
4. How have you made friends?
I’ve made friends in many different ways, social media mostly. It’s always important for me to have friends when I am overseas so I don’t feel so homesick and I mean it’s great having people around you when you’re not at home.
5. What is it like being away from
Your loved ones?
Being away from loved ones is difficult. I really do miss my family and friends from back home and I’m always wondering how they’re doing, but I try to stay in touch as often as possible. Though I’m pretty bad at that in general but they’re always there for me and they’re happy for me, so that makes me feel better.
6. Any financial advice you’d give someone who wants to move?
Financial advice for someone who wants to live overseas …SAVE.You never know what’s coming your way always be prepared and save as much as you can. It’s always nice to have a little more financial freedom when you’re overseas and a peace of mind knowing you have money to get you through anything that comes your way. And the exchange rate to the first world countries is crazy so saving is really important.
7. What are the obstacles you’ve experienced being and living abroad?
Some obstacles I’ve experienced while being overseas is expressing myself the way I want to, because there’s always some barrier like language or culture. Being in a foreign country that has no English speaking people is probably one of my biggest obstacles as well as being prejudiced.
8. Where are you now?
I’m currently in the USA.
9. What advice would you give someone who wants to move permanently?
Some advice I would give to someone who wants to move permanently is that you shouldn’t wait until you have all your ducks in a row. Just do it. Even if you feel like you haven’t saved enough to make the big move or you’re not ready, just go ahead and do it. Never wait for the perfect opportunity because it doesn’t always avail itself. You have to take the opportunity perfect for yourself! 🙂
I hope reading this makes you take that leap.
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