I’ve learnt a few things during my 3rd move abroad. I'm very happy to announce that I now seem to have an internal sensor that stops me putting items in my suitcase when it reaches 23kg. That's one for the CV. Packing still makes me wish I was Hermoine Granger and could do a nice little ‘oh come on Harry’ swoop-of-the-wand and apparate my way to my new home with magical bag packing. I’ve learnt that goodbyes are always hard. I've learnt that long haul flights are never particularly exciting especially when you’re on your own, with about 20kg of hand luggage hoping not to be stuck next to a crying baby or a snorer.
These experiences are what make me love living abroad. As I sit here hypnotised by the giant bamboo swaying in the breeze with a joyful Sunday music coming from the neighbours’ house, I wonder what I would be doing right now if I had followed the crowd leaving university. Life has a funny way of giving you opportunities if you create them. Sometimes these opportunities turn up when you least expect them. If you’re flummoxed by your next post-university career move, take a deep breath, smile and be positive. I’ve learnt one thing throughout this journey, positive attitude attracts positive opportunities. Do what you can to snap yourself out of those bum days. Believe in yourself, push yourself, you’ll be surprised at what you’re capable of.