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from The Move to America

The Expat Experience Link-Up: Thoughts of Home

#HomeQuotes: Where we love is home - home that feet may leave, but not our hearts. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

from Odyssey

Why You Need To Leave Your Hometown

Why You Need To Leave Your Hometown --- The town that once felt like the whole world seems a lot smaller, some people who were once close friends feel like distant strangers. Feeling that disconnect in what once was home is tough, but I know that is because I have established new connections in other places. / One of the things I’ve learned from the experience of leaving home is that I know very little about our world and still have so many questions I want answered.


one fine day, it will be your turn. you will leave homes, cities and countries to pursue grander ambitions. you will leave friends, lovers and possibilities for the chance to roam the world and make deeper connections. you will defy your fear of change. hold your head high and do what you once thought was unthinkable: walk away. and it will be scary. at first. but what i hope you'll find in the end is that in leave, you don't find love, adventure or freedom. more than anything, you find…

Quotes. Travel. Living abroad. "Flying thousands of miles away from home and moving to a new country is one great roller coaster ride. It will bring you out of your comfort zone and scare you. The unknown will make you anxious and nervous and make your stomach do flip flops. Wonderful new experiences will excite and exhilarate you."