Like most people you probably have dreams and desires to live in far off places. Somewhere you can experience unique and interesting cultures, spending endless days lounging on beaches in the sun and feasting your eyes on some of the most stunning sites in the world.
So, what’s the difference between someone who merely fantasises about this lifestyle, and someone who actually takes action? Those who recognise the signals and decide to finally live a life abroad rarely regret their decision. If you recognise any of these signs, it’s time to make your next move.
Have you been waiting for that perfect time to move abroad?
You’ve been talking about it for decades
You’ve been telling friends and family for years, maybe even decades, that one day you will move away. It’s getting to the point where people are questioning whether you will actually turn the talk into reality. If you’ve been expressing a desire to live abroad for some time, and loved ones are getting tired of your wistful plans, it’s time to really put action behind your words and start the momentum for your life abroad.
You spend your free time researching overseas locations
Are you constantly watching travel videos, researching real estate and learning the languages of places you wish to relocate? If all of your spare time is spent researching travel and visualising yourself living elsewhere, it’s probably time to stop living in your dreams and turn them into a reality.
You’ve been waiting for the perfect time
Have you been waiting for that perfect time to move abroad? Perhaps it’s when you pay off the house, the kids finish school, or you finally retire? If you’ve been waiting for that perfect time it’s important to note, it will never come. So many people put off big changes until all the stars align only to find out that this never happens. Life changing decisions can be uncomfortable and inconvenient but almost always they are worth it.
Your life has become routine
Are all of your days blending together and becoming a replica of the day before? If your life is losing its luster as you fall into the comfort zone known as mediocracy, it’s probably time to shake things up a bit. Moving abroad is an excellent way to add some spice to your life and some experiences to your repertoire. If your life is feeling stale, use that as a sign that it’s time to try something new, somewhere new.
Life changing decisions can be uncomfortable and inconvenient but almost always they are worth it.
The season of your life is changing
Whether you have just graduated from university, got divorced, left a job or are retiring, now is the perfect opportunity to start something new. Embrace the change that comes along with a changing season in your life and spend the next chapter somewhere new doing something you have always wanted to.
You spend all your disposable income on travel
Do you spend all of your disposable income and every second you can travelling? This is a good sign that living abroad is a natural next step for you. Instead of spending all of your money on accommodation, how about buying a property in your favourite destination? If you’re already pouring all of your money into holidays it may to time to turn a love of travel into a life abroad.