Incredible Journeys in Life Changes
Life is beautiful in peaceful surroundings
My life and my experiences
The new life and experiences!
I did not know of a foreign culture and of Croatia. I learned lots through my experiences.
Most of all, my challenges made me who I am in this present time.
Life is what you make of it!
I know writing has opened my mind to all experiences.
Writing has healed me in me in many ways.
Only, I can tell you that for sure and open up to what has held me back for a while.
My old life was good and happiest.
I can't go back, but talking about my past life is my better way of starting my new life.
I had my loving family close by, and grew up in a safe environment.
I only knew what I had grown into and that life was just too good to be true.
Sometimes I think my old life was like a fairy tale kind of life.
I had a normal life and I lived happily and wasn't not pressured into doing anything I did not want to.
I was taught to do what I wanted and liked to.
It was always up to me!
There were no restrictions in my life. I had to be responsible and reliable.
Being the oldest of five children my responsibilities grew quicker, and so did I.
My childhood years were happy and that is what gave me a fine adulthood.
I preferred to be on my own and live according to my decisions.
My life felt free from within myself.
I realized much more about the changes in my country, South Africa.
I felt safe while growing up in my teen years, but when I got to the age of about twenty,
I saw and feared going out with friends. I immediately, felt a bit unsafe.
Many events made me see how the lives of other individuals became somewhat restricted, and more fearful.
The old life was good when I did not understand and know the actual meaning of apartheid, and all those changes that connected to the whole system.
Life felt normal to me because I was led to believe that was how people lived separately from each other.
In not realizing how affected I was by this system I was fine with it all.
What can be the same for me again?
I don't see much of anything that can be the same for me, except for me getting back my true happiness from within.
Too much slipped away from me.
My life slowly slipped into another life, and in a different way.
I know I will never have that life again, but will treasure those memories.
I have traveled to many destinations in around South Africa and felt like I had not appreciated those times like I should have at that time.
I miss that life of easiness and quality.
Home is always the best no matter where else you choose to live. The heart tells it all truly.
Nothing can be the same and I have seen that a long time ago after my stay in Croatia.
I lived a happy and positive life throughout.
Living with my family was pleasant.
We spent lots of good times together until the day my whole life changed forever.
My travels have opened me to another country and lifestyle.
I did not want to live in Croatia; all I wanted was a holiday.
I don't regret my move or any act thereafter just the longing for my old life and home.
Time has given me another chance to live again.
I can't change the way I feel, but I can make my life happier by staying focused on my new changes.
Challenges have got me this far.
I did not give up!
My incredible journey opened my mind to many challenges and the way I approached these challenges has made me free and more of a loving person.
I know my old life can't be while in Croatia that I would have to look forward to on my visits back home.
I accepted my life and enjoy each day as I see it.
I call South Africa my home, it is my place of birth and for me it will always be that way.
Some people don't understand why I feel this way, I do!
What got me here?
Croatia is a very different country, and for me to adjust to this life in the way I did still surprises me even till today.
I came to live in Croatia after my marriage to a Croatian gentleman.
I speak a foreign language which I have never spoken before, and have a life of freedom.
The original kind of life I had was my way of life, the way I can only talk about now to others.
I did not think of what I had until I had lost it all.
Starting over has its ups and downs, and coping with these obstacles had played a very important part of me.
I write to share my experiences with my readers!
When focused on writing I felt less-stressed.
Precious moments don't disappear easily.
Old times are often held within and are difficult to get out in the open.
At one time everything hurt and felt sad for me.
As the years went by most of what hurt me no longer hurts.
I could not open up my album to take a peep at old photos, and now I can do so with no pain.
The painful moments have certainly passed me by.
I think and know my life has changed for the better.
From one place to another, and from one life to another I have become this other person, and life has shown me too much of reality.
It was no great feeling for me when I left my once so beautiful life.
I packed bags, and moved away from everything I knew and had that good for me.
I did not know what will be in a new place.
People talked, and advised but that did not matter when my mind was made up to leave.
I turned a deaf ear to all their opposed thoughts.
It felt like an adventure in the beginning, and as time passed by I knew it was time to get into this different life. It no longer was just an adventure I had to face up to reality.
The excitement lured me in and took me by surprise.
The whole experienced has broadened my knowledge of another country, lifestyle, and culture.
What I saw for the first time made me like the rest of the experiences.
I missed my old life each day, and each day, I cried hoping for the best, and here I am today proud of my achievements.
I fully understand the point of my move, and the decision did make my life feel much easier from all my actions.
I learned to be more appreciative and happier with life.
The little events changed the way I think and do.
I soaked in the language greatly and have no regrets.
It is different everywhere in the word how you choose to cope with a change is important for you. My values mean more to me now than it did in my past.
Everything I learned taught me to live in the moment. Living in the moment made me feel unplugged in life.
I value my experiences and with an open mind.
- What was the hardest change I had to make in my life?
I had to live in a different culture.
Changing my mind was harder than I had expected.
I had to take responsibility for my actions which involves self-awareness. The behaviors, habits, and the whole outcome of my life had me concerned.
Just as well there was no ultimatum, or finish line for me to reach any goal.
I did whatever I could, and managed to prove to myself I have the ability to move on.
Religion, people, habits, behaviors, mindsets, conversations, debates, political issues, including the change of heart, had affected me.
I allowed me to see my life from a different perspective.
Making new adjustments made my life harder and simpler.
I created a life of my own and love the way I chose to live.
How would you cope with another lifestyle in a foreign language?
© 2015 Devika Primić