My home page and my previous post sort of explain why I’ve started blogging, but since I’m still waiting for my acceptance letter and I’m putting off sorting out a flat (even though I leave in less than a month), I decided I would explain a little bit more why I’m blogging and why I decided to move halfway across the world.
Why I’m blogging:
- I don’t want to forget everything. I want to remember the places I will (hopefully) see.
- To prove I did it. I’m moving very far away, and I feel like it will be a whirlwind and in a couple of years it’ll (probably) seem like no big deal, just like moving to the UK from Brussels for uni seems like NBD now.
- To practise being biased. This seems weird, but all I do is write essays, or sometimes articles, but I don’t often get to write exactly what I think, because I don’t want to seem too biased. Now I can be as opiniated as I like.
- It might just stop my mum worrying, but this isn’t very likely.
Why I’m moving to Brazil:
Everyone keeps telling me how amazing this year will be, and I hope they’re right, but I’m not sure they appreciate that this is hard, and I was very tempted to stay in Europe. Europe is awesome, and it’s a lot closer to home. In the end, I decided to go Brazil because I wanted to improve Portuguese and all the good places in Portugal were taken. I’ve also been dreaming of travelling around South America for years and I will never get this opportunity again. I might do my Masters in Spain or Portugal, but I could never do it in Brazil, so I should go whilst I have the chance.