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There are five important aspects in my life:

  1. International
  2. Purpose
  3. Spirituality
  4. Giving back to the society (volunteering)
  5. Growth

I felt connection to international from the early age. When I was 10 years old I had my first pen friend from the UK (and that was the time when the computers just started appearing and letters were still handwritten and sent by post). When I was 14 years old I ended up exploring by myself Vienna, Venice and other European cities (I was supposed to be in the group, but it was not well organised). Afterwards I travelled quite a lot and the world was (and still is) my oyster. Along the joy, I have encountered also quite a few challenges, which have changed as my expatriate experience grew, including:

  • finding new friends and making long-lasting friendships
  • getting used to different food
  • bereaucracy and different way of life
  • language: British English vs International English; French which I never learnt, but was forced to use; learning Italian in 3 months to the level that I was able to comprehend Masters degree lectures and write essays
  • different style/way of work, doing things, lunches, social interactions at work.
  • finding accommodation: : idea that if you are foreigner, then you have to pay more and can be offered worse conditions à fighting for the right treatment and getting it.
  • shock of life in a small town with 5000 inhabitants – beautiful middle of nowhere: what to do, whom to meet, new friends? You are joking, right!? But even there I managed to integrate and was part of annual carnival.

Thus, throughout my life I moved quite a few times, but I must admit that I was going more with the flow and all these moves were more reactive than proactive, due to circumstances from the outside: work, studies etc. I am quite good organiser, so the moves were smooth most of the time.

Only after my last move back to London I realised the full depth of these changes and how move in reality should be, rather than just jumping from one country/city to another.

I knew what I want and I knew that I needed to change the stagnation to achieve more than I had. That meant this time the move was:

  • Thoughtful
  • Balanced
  • Calculated

I moved this time to London not because of the outside circumstances, but because I wanted. It was thoughtful process. I balanced all pros and cons, calculated material and mental expenses and gains, planned and did it. In my particular case, I wanted:

  • wider free time/hobbies opportunities
  • social and business network
  • reconnecting with old friends and making new friendships
  • development of my business

Thus, I have realised that the main purpose is:

  • gaining what you want rather than experimenting
  • enriching yourself, rather than having goals for the sake of goals

Spirituality has been always important for me. I am spiritual person and this helps me to stay on the track:

  • makes it easier to go through difficult comments
  • feel & stay connected

I volunteer, as I believe it is important to give back to the society, plus it also helps to connect to the local community.

Growth: I have not stopped on this: I continue development, attend trainings and seminars, read books, work on projects, keep my body and mind healthy and fit, create harmony within me and outside.

Thus, I have learnt to have a harmonious, balanced and happy life, anywhere I am and in whichever circumstances I am. And I have helped others in finding their harmony and happiness. I believe there is no magic recipe, which would suit all.  But everyone can create their own recipe for harmony and happiness.  I can give you the instruments, so that you can create YOUR road to YOUR happiness in any part of the world. Are you ready to start?….

Then book now free introductory session now or send me an email to: margarita@happy-abroad.com

    8 Comments

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    December 14, 2012
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    What’s up, just wanted to tell you, I loved this blog post. It was funny. Keep on posting!

  2. thai
    January 2, 2013
    Reply

    Helpful info. Lucky me I found your website by chance, and I am shocked why this coincidence didn’t happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

  3. Niesha
    January 23, 2013
    Reply

    Really liked what you had to say in your post, About me | Happy Abroad, thanks for the good read!
    — Niesha

    http://www.terrazoa.com

  4. June 17, 2014
    Reply

    Nice to meet you Margarita!

  5. January 6, 2015
    Reply

    Hi Margarita, Are you from Latvia? It is just my guess before I start reading your blog. I just found your blog and looks interesting.

    • January 6, 2015
      Reply

      Hi Inese,

      Yes, I am originally from Latvia, as I understand you as well, right? 🙂 As I saw from your blog, you live at the moment also in UK? Where abouts? 🙂

  6. April 11, 2017
    Reply

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