Growing up on the Move

A couple of things I loved about moving as a kid:

And She opened her eyes to the magic of the world' - found on weheartit.com

And She opened her eyes to the magic of the world’
– found on weheartit.com

1) having a growing number of friends from widely different backgrounds

2) getting the advantage of learning a new language in real time, making it your own, in a way you would never get to as an adult. Most of all, you speak and yeah, you make mistakes, but as a kid, you don’t care, you just go for it.

3) the sense of adventure you get when you find out, this is it, we really are moving to Australia or Canada, or wherever.

4) that when you know you’re only living somewhere for a year you make the most of it, whether that means taking your kids out of school for 3 weeks to road trip to Ayers Rock, camping style, or whether it’s living above your means for a couple of months. You tend to explore restaurants and national parks to a greater extent than someone who expects these incredible moments to be available to them for years to come.

5) having several places to call home, despite how torn you may feel between them at times.

Have a great week!

M.

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3 thoughts on “Growing up on the Move

  1. That’s true! I think so too but never was in that situation. Especially that you can have a lot of friends around the world is great! But thanks to blogging 😀 – have a great day!

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  2. I love this. My kids were so upset when we told them we were moving from our home in Arizona all the way to New Zealand, but after two years they have grown in so many ways and really love it here. I hope one day they will look back in this experience with fondness just like you have!

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