6 SKILLS YOU LEARN WHEN YOU MOVE ABROAD
Leaving your country and moving to another one is an experience that no words can justify. You have to live it to know what it actually means. Like everything else in life, moving abroad too has its own benefits and downfalls but if there's one thing we all can agree on, it is the fact that this experience makes you totally independent. It's one thing to be away from your home and still be in your own country and another to be away from everyone and be in a foreign land. It teaches a great deal of things and here's an ode to all those skills and abilities you acquire once you move abroad.
1. WELCOME ABOARD CULINARY SKILLS
When you live alone abroad, the first thing you learn is how to cook. It doesn't matter what lever of interest you have in cooking, you'll find yourself spending hours trying to create newer recipes that satiate your gastronomical senses. You'll find yourself recreating all those dishes you used to savor at home. Give it a few months and you're a masterchef in making!
2. AN EXPLORER
Everyone's got that explorer streak in themselves but you're forced to let it out when you are on your own in a foreign country. And it's not a bad thing at all, you learn how to communicate freely with people, how to find your way out even if you've never used printed maps or GPS before, how to ask for help and also how to help others when they don't speak your language. Stepping out of the comfort zone is never easy but it'll turn into a fun thing once you let that explorer in you out.
3. MAID OF HONOR
So this may not exactly be the best part about moving out but it'll teach you things for life. You will become your own maid, yes say hello to all the household chores. From doing the laundry to cleaning bathrooms to cooking food to up-keeping the house, it's all in your hands. your two little hands. The good thing you learn out of this experience though is that you will become so much more efficient than you were ever before. Cooking, cleaning, studying or going to work - you will master the art of housekeeping in almost no time.
4. A BEAUTY EXPERT
Be ready to say bye to all your beauty pampering treatments when you leave your country. That's right, no more going to the spas or the salons. One of the things that most girls/women learn when they move abroad is how to take care of your beauty needs. Most girls/women move to shaving their bodies from waxing, facials are reduced to at-home self clean-ups and masks, threading becomes a luxury you can afford only a few times and you become an expert at tweezing. All said and done, it teaches you an important lesson - the lesson of valuing all those things you took for granted when you were home but on a good note, you become a self-trained beauty expert.
5. SMART SHOPPING IS MY THING
Shopping is something that you'll have to indulge in, far more times than what you intially thought. And by shopping we mean all kinds of shopping like grocery shopping, home goods shopping etc. You'll quickly develop an in-built calculator that will convert the rates of everything you buy into your home currency rates. You'll become a pro at finding the best deals making smart shopping a cakewalk.
6. MONEY MANAGEMENT
The best way to learn the value of money is to move abroad. Money management is not an easy task and often times, you'll have to extreme efforts to save some money. You will learn how to save money on small things which will eventually make a big difference to your overall budget.