Why do we always wanna be were we are not? Is it because we think life is better somewhere else? More exciting or easier?
Maybe you saw these fun pictures of your friends that are on a concert. You want to be part of that too but you have to babysit your niece. Or your co-worker is on a vacation in Greece while you have to study for exams at home. Is life actually better elsewhere?
Honestly, I‘m not sure. If we always have this view of wanting more or something better, we will never be content with what we already have. Life is a true blessing. We should really appreciate it more. I think it is just a question of perspective. We can make the best out of our day and life wherever we are. And the truth is, we will always miss out on amazing things somewhere. If we are gone from home or at home - we will miss out since we can not be everywhere at the same time (sadly). You have the choice: Eather you can be annoyed about your life, always waiting for the next exciting thing to happen. Or you can seize everday, live in the now and enjoy it. Do you wanna be waiting or living?
For my part, I try to apprechiate what I have and try to see every situation positive. This is not always easy. Nevertheless, it makes life overall brighter.
Why am I writing this? Today I left my home for a long time. The longest I have ever been gone from my loved ones and my beautiful country. Saying goodbye and entering the plane wasn‘t as easy as I thought it will be. Although the goodbye was short and sweet, I didn‘t realize until we departed for how long I won‘t see everyone important in my life. Again, there were all these questions. ‚Isabel, why can‘t you just go the easy way?‘. I now know, that the easy path isn‘t always the right path. I know that God is in control. I know that he has a plan for me. Now, I am in Toronto at the airport waiting for my connection flight. Everything worked out. From not getting charged for too heavy baggage to getting a 1 year stamp after having another interview at the airport in Honolulu. And I know that I will miss out on stuff at home. I know it won’t always be easy in Hawaii. But this is life and right now, I am at the right place.