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The Greatness in Life

Updated on November 8, 2016
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I learned about making sheep's wool during my stay in South Africa. An interesting process to oversee.

My Beautiful Sights

A great look at the country side road.
A great look at the country side road. | Source
A view of my surroundings.
A view of my surroundings. | Source
A beautiful view of other  sights in the village.
A beautiful view of other sights in the village. | Source
A fig tree in our garden.
A fig tree in our garden. | Source
I let go in time.
I let go in time. | Source
I appreciate my life and love.
I appreciate my life and love. | Source

Make a Positive Change for you

Change shows trueself

I know that my move to Croatia has been my best decision.

It took me a while to see what I presently see for myself.

No matter where you live that is where you have made your mark, and have chosen to live your life.

However, you have chosen to live it would show you the outcome over time.

  • I know that from my experiences.

  • Little did I know when I first came to Croatia that it was at that a good decision?

When I look back on my life the whole concept currently makes me feel good and relieved.

It is not about the money or the wealthy life I miss or wish I could have again.

  • For me it is about education, freedom and enjoyment.

  • What is a life without good health?

You need to be fit to enjoy what lies with you.

I like to be free to live my life happily.

So much has changed in my life. I had not for once regretted any of that change or of how I have become over the years.

People grow and change all the time for me I have grown uniquely and so greatly within myself. Self-confidence shows more in my life than in my past life.

I don’t need to wait on others in making myself heard.

I do so when I think it is time to let go some steam.

Life is challenging but you can only live life through all experiences without ignoring what got you there in the first place.

Never feel down about what did not work out eventually it will all come together.

I want to be heard and I write to accomplish my goals. Making myself heard and to be known for my true words.

Dwelling is not what I do to make my life comfortable. There is no comfort in dwelling.

I have moved on and realized I have in my conversations with people I know and talk to daily.

I have seen in myself another individual of whom I had no idea of.

I surprised myself in many aspects of life.

I did not come to a point of no return instead to a point of continuously learning about me.

I love that my new life has shown me true happiness.

Finally, the shout out has come to me to move on and to make my life a better one for me.

The many confused thoughts I once had have disappeared.

I missed and missed everything in my life from my previous life.

After quite some time I had to put that behind me and time healed me.

It takes a lot of energy and strength to move on from one challenge to another. This is, especially if it is like what I have tried in my life.

From one country to another, and with the two different continents involved had made me see how I can cope with life in all times.

I am no longer living that fairy tale life. I am faced with reality of what I have experienced during the changes through the worst and the best of times.

Nobody will ever know unless they have tried like I have over the past years.

It is easy for others to talk and ask the simple questions. The truth is no one will ever know unless you have taken that opportunity to another level.

  1. Sometimes you may think, ''it must have been hard for me to come to a foreign country to start all over again.''

  2. ''The language must have been a barrier.''

  3. ''Life must have taken me by surprise.''

  4. ''It must have been tough to cope in a foreign place.''

I hear these lines often and explain to people in detail, and each time I explain in detail it makes me feel better.

I have used my own therapy to be strong and positive for myself. Living in this place from the start has been like a nightmare that I had fought with in my mind.

These flashes were real somehow I managed to overcome that nightmare.

I don't expect anyone to know what I have been through but I expect them to respect my life as I do their life.

I am accepted in our small community and feel great about my achievements.

Many foreign people have come to Croatia and did not like it here.

It is understandable but it surprised me that they would just leave and not give themselves a chance to experience another life.

Most of these individuals have been to visit Croatia a few times in the past. Staying in Croatia was not what they had decided to do.

Whereas, I did not visit Croatia. I have heard lots about the place and had no idea I would come to stay here on a last minute decision.

All of that had made me the rock I am today.

I speak the Croatian language and is one of the most difficult languages with the constant change in grammar.

I have an open mind in learning more each day and to keep my brain active in this whole process.

Writing has allowed me to share my experiences with my on-line readers.

I discovered that learning the Croatian language is such a helpful way to communicate with the rest of the Balkan people.

The great learning experiences about knowing the Croatian language is that I can understand Russian, and the Serbian language for its similarities in certain words.

The old Yugoslavian words have been changed and only the new Croatian words are used. The older words will always be remembered in speech.

Life has made me embrace each day and to enjoy my time with my family. I feel closer to my loved ones and with a strong bond too.

Love has taken me far from home and that too can explain many of my challenges.

I always felt I had it all now I have more than all I had in my past. I have love and happiness the natural way of life for me.

My world changed in a week and that I don't regret it. I am happier in a crime-free region and am not pressured into locking my doors.

I don't live in a prison I am free to explore my beautiful surroundings.

I am able to go on long walks without the feeling of fear or doubt that someone will follow me.

I can go on evening walks if I want to and don't feel scared of anyone. My normal life has taught me to appreciate what I see around me.

I observe my extraordinary sights with all the time I have and know that it is fresh and true to me.

I admire what I have and enjoy it too.

It has never been easy to get this far and I have come to it.

I don't wait on others to make me happy.

I do what I know best no one can take that from me.

I took each day as it came and now it has become years and still I know more lies ahead for me. I don't know what lies there but will have to take it on when it gets to me.

I like my life the way it is and I can't change what has become of me but can go with the flow.

I can make it a good feeling for me.

You never know when a change can be or will be. Coping with change can make you stronger or weaker.

It all depends on how you choose to take on challenges.

Live for enjoyment and see life as that precious gift.

It is so important to see your real self and not what others want to make of you.

Remember to be yourself at all times.

Change is inevitable.

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Great moments have Changed me

My life has changed in many ways. I write to share my true feelings.
My life has changed in many ways. I write to share my true feelings. | Source

© 2014 Devika Primić

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love the positive vibes of this article. Love your attitude.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      I am so in awe of your move and how much you have learned DD. I don't know if I would have the courage to do it.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

      I'm glad you are settling in and are finding that things are better for you in your environment. I like to look for silver linings wherever I go. My kids think it is funny that no matter what goes wrong, I will look for a positive to pull out of it.

      Moving from one place to another is always interesting. We rarely have more than 30 or 60 days notice that we will be moving. We move every 5 years due to my husband's job. The first 6 months to a year and a half are the honeymoon period - getting to know the ropes, the people, the ways, finding a church (if that's part of your life), learning the best places to go, where to get bargains, how to prepare native foods, and if the currency is different - then learning how to manage the money so that a mistake doesn't cost thousands of dollars. lol

      There are few moves that I regret because each has taught one or more of us some life lessons. We need to see beyond the hustling environment and look for what could be the way God can use me in this place He guided me to.

      Transitioning has never been a big deal for us - 5 kids, 2 dogs, 1 very opinionated cat who thinks she is the top dog, one husband, two cars, and a houseful of "junk" that requires yard sales before and after the move! It is interesting getting to know people, making new friends (at church, school, or civic activities), settling in and nesting.

      Once the honeymoon period wears off, everything becomes our normal, like it was never new. If any of us are still having a problem transitioning, we look at who or what the problem is and eliminate it - if it is a person, we cut ties; if it is a thing, we yard sale it or replace it; if it is a place, we go on vacation to get a change of scenery!

      Moving is an adventure, setting up housekeeping is the hard work, then it is fun as you nest, but through it all we have our Creator to thank for allowing us the opportunity to be able to do all these things and for guiding us in the right Path. That's the key. Follow the path, trust that is where God wants you, and everything else falls into place.

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      Tricia Deed 2 years ago

      Congratulations on your move. It looks like a beautiful place.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Devika, I'm glad you have moved on to true happiness. God bless!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc thank you

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      tillsontitan thank you for the vote up, useful and interesting. Your kind words are so appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      RachaelOhalloran there are so aspects of a new culture that one has to endure as I have over the years and finally have accepted my new life here in beautiful CROATIA. Reading of your experiences made feel so much better when I look at my life. So glad you shared your moments here. thank you very much.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Tricia Deed thank you kindly for stopping by here.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      word55 thank you for stopping by

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Just to be able to leave your doors unlocked is a blessing! I am glad you are settling in and happy in your country.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi FlourishAnyway, Freedom is such a gift me and I so appreciate what I did not have in my past. Thank you.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Such a positive hub and you are right, change is inevitable! The sooner we adapt to changes, the better for us.

      Thanks!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ChitrangadaSharan thank you for stopping by have a nice day.

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      Michelle Liew 2 years ago from Singapore

      Change, as they say, is our only constant.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      midget38 thank you for stopping by I appreciate your support.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      You are a brave and wonderful soul--glad you are settling in---change is a good thing I think even when it doesn't feel like it

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      jtrader 2 years ago

      When we are just becoming used to a new experience we sometimes wonder if we made the right decision. I am glad that you feel good about the move.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AudreyHowitt thank you for sharing your views here I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      jtrader thank you time healed most of my thoughts.

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      Dave 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi, nearly missed this one ,which would have been a shame. " For me it is about education,freedom and enjoyment" your words sum you up very well. Your positive outlook and inner strength and love of all things beautiful will keep you strong and happy wherever you are and especially so in your beautiful new country. Wishing you all the best in the future. Voted up, interesting and beautiful.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello D.A.L, Thank you for sharing such encouraging words here. I appreciate the vote up, interesting and useful.

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      Audrey Selig 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi DDE. The carefree attitude in you spurs me on to greater paths. It sounds like love took over and caused your move and new found happiness. My family moved 39 years ago across country to a happier place. I love to write , and someone here urged me on and changed my life. A toast to happiness and to a great hub. Blessings. Audrey

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      brakel2 a move is easy when you know more about the place you are going. I have learned the hard way by not knowing. It gives me such pleasure to write and share my experiences. Love can take you to any part of the world. Happiness comes naturally thank you for sharing such a great comment.

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      Sai Chaitanya 2 years ago from INDIA

      I have been trying to know the importance of my life. There were lot more experiences till now, and even more, to come during this journey. Every hard situation must be taken as a challenge, and life goes on, handling hard situations.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      chaitanyasaivb Thank you. i learned through my battles.

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