Since I moved to London, Almost two years ago now, I've grown a lot as a person. Not only have I moved away from the comfort of my home, been forced to feed myself and wash my own clothes. I've also had to pay my own rent, call the electricity provider and fix everything on my own. I've had to move from one house to another and deal with all the payments and moving and making sure that noone is trying to fool me or steal my money.
To grow up is difficult and hard, but it is also fun and interesting. I have the time of my life, being able to make my own choices, buy food whenever I want, and drink wine in the middle of the week. I love being older and I love being in charge of my own life.
I was already very independent as a child, I liked to choose for my self and I never asked for help with my homework, because I don't need help, "I can do it myself". And this same attityde has made me the woman I am today, I am very proud of who I am and that I am able to live in a country without any safety, I can't go home to mom and dad and cry if something goes wrong, I can't send my dirty clothes to mom or get my lunchboxes, everything is up to me and if I don't do it, it doesn't happen. But that is something good, it makes me stronger than people who still has that safety, it makes me more prepared for thougher times and it makes me able to handle issues and take responsibility for my own life.
Now I don't only take responsibility of my bills and home, I am also very keen on keeping myself happy. I surround myself with people who makes me happy, and the others, well they "can't sit with us", as they say in mean girls. I am very lucky to have found the friends I have today, who make me happy and like to live like me, going out to eat and just being happy. To live NOW and not yesterday or tomorrow.
London is amazing, it's an amazing place to live and it makes everyone feel alive. There is not a single day I go around and feel bored, unless I want to.
Be selfish - It is afterall your world, you are living your life and if you are not living for your self, who are you living for? The most important part is that YOU are happy, and this doesn't mean that you can be mean to other people or that you don't give a fuck. This means that you put yourself first, your happiness always makes sure that you are doing what makes you happy. Of course there is situations in where you need to put others first, and you'll know when you get there, but in the bigger picture, YOU come first. For instance, if you decide to put your friends whishes before yours, it makes you happy in the long run because you like making you friends happy and you love to see them smile, so it is in fact putting yourself first because you will feel good in making them happy.
Fight for what you want - If you know what you want, fight for it! As you probably have heard before, you can't become a rockstar unless you try, so never give up on your dreams. If you want to become the next Steve Jobs, do it! And make sure to have fun on the way, dreams is not only what you achieve in the future, it's about how you are living your life. I have big dreams and I'm living in one of my dreams right now, I live in one of the greatest cities in the world, I have so much fun and I'm on track with my career and everything feels great.
I hope this inspire you to follow your dreams and be motivated!