Back to my blog after so long! I have been having the worst schedule ever. With work times and then planing to do activities or even just being sick with the flue on my off days has been taking all my time. But last week I filmed a video with a fellow Saban (ex)student, Solange who is also living here in the Netherlands and we shared our experience as students in the Netherlands. Of course us being small island girls who came to this big county to study you can already guess that we have a lot to share. So making it even more interesting and instead of write it all out we had a conversation/discussion and got it all filmed and edited into a video which is more interesting, right?! With out writing more below you can find the link to the YouTube video.
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Are you staying in the Netherlands after finishing your studies? But you only went there to study! Aren’t you suppose to be giving back to the island? And your family back home in Saba? Why are you investing so much with your new starter home?
I get those remarks very frequently when I tell people that I am staying in the Netherlands after finishing my study this year. After moving here in 2011 I literally found myself! I found out more about things I am interested in and even my VOICE. It could be that it is just natural to find yourself when you are around 20 years old but after moving here and experiencing life I truly am grateful for making the move to the Netherlands. It has taught me a lot about being organised, punctual and just standing strong in your shoes. The culture here is totally different to back home “Caribbean Style“.
There are some who feel the need to be on the island/county that they originally came from after studying to give back. To give back I mean like literally doing something to show appreciation to the island. In my situation I feel like I am giving back to the island in my own way by staying away for a while. Sounds harsh?! I don’t think so because I am on my own journey to discovering myself, becoming more positive and just loving ME. & I don’t think that me being on the island will help. For some they might argue that I can also learn more about myself and develop being back home. But personally when I look back at when I was there I felt like did not have a voice, maybe because I was only ‘little Sue-Jeen’. But trust me now no one can tell me what to do or just walk over me and do as they please! In my short life there has been some things that I have went through and I promised myself to never be that way. I am going to continue to love and value myself.
When the time is right I will move back home & I will find a way to physically give back to my lovely little island SABA! But for now the Netherlands will be home and I will continue on my journey of finding and loving me! It hurts to be away from family and friends that I hold dear but for now I think that they also understand it is my life and that I am building upon it.
Really and truly I do not know if this is the place is for me to be for the rest of my life. But for now it is perfect & I feel right at home. 🙂
Did you also have huge life changing decisions to make after finishing your studies abroad? What did you choose to do & why? I would love to hear your story, so leave a comment down below!
With having my personal blog I feel like I should also be able to talk about other topics which are not only fashion, beauty or hair related. I want to add the flare of my personal life, maybe things I feel or have learned along the way. & this will be my first personal post, I hope you get something out of it.
WHAT IS CURRENTLY GOING ON!
I am now going through the process of almost finishing my bachelor degree in International Communication Management…(very broad right?!) & am I feeling the “pressure” of WHAT’S NEXT! But I am not letting it get to me, well at least trying. (Which is a little difficult) Life is changing and I am going from being a little girl who has no responsibilities to an adult that has it all. There is so much that I now have to take into consideration, do I continue studying?, do I wanna having a stable house?, do I wanna travel a little?, do I wanna get a proper job in the field where I just finished studying?, do I want to explore the things that I like first?, get a job in the field I actually like? THERE ARE JUST SO MANY QUESTIONS!
But I told myself to just follow what feels right at the time and let it flow….what is meant to be will be and if it is suppose to happen it will! I have definitely learned that in this last year! On the positive side I recently got myself my own young starters home which is amazing, I have myself a part-time job at Zara as a Sales Associate, my blog & YouTube channel and I am finishing school. 🙂 I feel like I have the basics to start my official “Adult-Life”! Some might think that ‘Ohhh being a Sales Associate does not do much because you have a bachelor degree’. However, I think that there are so many opportunities in Zara and around me, if I can get the change to grow in Zara itself it would be great & I mean HEY I also have a passion for fashion! What is also helping me stay focused and just flowing is when I look at others that are older & are just so unhappy or annoyed with the work that they do. I really do not want to be that type of person, with a regular 9-5 job at the age of 23 and just so annoyed by 30…
In the next few months I see myself learning more about myself. Working on becoming more positive about life and all its happenings. Building up this blogging/vlogging thing & becoming certified for doing make-up!
Have you/Are you also had this feeling I am having? & How did/are you deal with it?
I would love to hear more. Leave a comment below 🙂