Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Going to Greece for 3 months!

I didn't think this blog post would be being posted in May.

Hmmmm...Maybe I will just start from the beginning. 

So at the beginning of March I decided I was going to go Greece for 3 months, now this was quite a big deal for me because I had never been abroad on my own. Never on an airplane alone so it was quite scary. Also I like to be at home I have a very strong relationship with my family and knowing I wouldn't see them for 3 months was going to be different( especially pops) but I knew I wanted to do this for myself. I had a job over there doing Musical Theatre, so I thought to myself I could do this and travel. I knew deep down if I didn't go and do it there and then I never would be I would then start my own business. So I flew out to Greece, I mean that was a huge deal flying on my own and then when I got the airport in Greece I couldn't find me luggage which was a panic. 
I arrived in Greece and from the start nothing seemed to be going right. My hotel wasn't ready so I was put into some apartments but the problem I had was I honestly had no idea where I was. The town I was in was full of Greek residents so they all spoke very poor English, I was so overwhelmed with everything that was going on and all I wanted to do was cry! 

I told myself that I knew this was going to be hard but I just kept pushing on knowing within a few days I would be fine. So I wasn't really told anything when I got there, my training was meant to start when I arrived but obviously the hotel wasn't ready. I had an email and was told I would be going to the hotel in 2 days but it just kept being delayed, so as you can imagine this was extremely frustrating. So a lot of things happened over the week and it felt like everything was just getting worse. I mean I could talk about the experience and what happened for hours but the main thing is me telling you what I learnt and gained from the experience. But I finally moved to the hotel which was stunning it really was but I just knew I had to go back to England. This wasn't because I was weak, I tried my best to stay there and give it a chance but I can honestly say I have never felt so unhappy. I don't think I had ever cried so much either, I just knew that I had a choice to be happy back in the UK. I think if you have that option to be happy then take it, don't waste time being unhappy.

I don't know how I would of coped there if I had never started my business. It was the only thing that kept me busy, I would sit on the beach all day and just do my work or do 1-2-1's , I just needed to take my mind off what was really going on around me. I know most of the time I will say to be never to do this, face the situation but I would of done anything to not feel so alone and scared. I mean I don't regret going at all, because if I didn't go it wouldn't of made me stronger, it wouldn't of made me as independent as I know feel. I can't say I didn't do it. I can't regret not going. 

The main thing I learnt was:

Don't do something in life that makes you unhappy if you have a choice.

My family are the most important thing in my life.

They have been there for me through all of this. I couldn't of done it without them.

Don't take anything for granted.

You are never alone.
There is someone always there for me. Maybe not physically, but you aren't alone.

No regrets.
I don't regret going to Greece. I learnt a life lesson that I can carry with me. I never regret anything because if you have learnt something from it , it can't be a regret.

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