Being eleven is the age when we are not usually in charge of our actions. We are usually annoyed by rules which we are supposed to follow. Home, at school. But sometimes, it can take another direction. The one which you really want. 🙂
10 years ago, when I had my name-day (which is today,) when I was going somewhere for the first time just by myself. To London. Without parents, without my sister. Just with a couple of people from my primary school. So, basically just by myself! Or I felt in that way.
It has always been my dream city. Every time I was writing my articles, the only words “London” or “England” have been written so nicely. I always wanted to go there. And maybe it was because of Harry Potter. Maybe not. And maybe it was just because of the fact that I fell in love with that city because it has been so incredible. And still is.
And then I got the chance, after persuading my parents for a long time, they have told me such a great new – 11th birthday and the new that I can go and discover London. And I was so excited. Who wouldn’t be?
So, I got my first chance to travel by myself! And IT WAS INCREDIBLE! I didn’t care that my backpack was full and really heavy. I didn’t care that I was supposed to be there just for a couple of days. I just really wanted to enjoy the moment and I did. 🙂
I had some issues which I was going through at the time and I didn’t know what following days bring. But I knew that at the time, everything took better directions.
I had support from my family and it was the best thing. For now, I just feel that it has been a start from the new phase in my life. And it was. I think I just have to thank to my beloved parents and sister for such an incredible support. Means a world to me.
And now, ten years later, I would never ever thought that the small girl, who really loved London, can be on the other side of the world. Pretending that she is studying, sitting around the table with few other people from England, Norway, and California and heading to Hawaii in few days.
How did it happen? How is it possible?
Honestly, I have never thought that studying abroad can be real for me. I always supposed that it is for someone else, not for me. But it is such an awesome feeling when you know that the world is opened to everyone. And that you can make whatever you want if you really want. 🙂
The difference between time
So yes, ten years ago, I had no clue what would happen. I had no clue that I would be able to be on the other side of the world, by myself and survive. But I made it. Everyone can. :] And I have no clue what would happen in 2028, but let’s see. :] It is definitely going awesome. I know it!