Living in a big city does something to you. It opens up a whole new perspective.
I’m not sure why, but I don’t think I would ever move back to my home town. No disrespect to small towns, but living in big cities for about six years now has definitely changed the way I see the world.
I moved out of the house as soon as I finished high school and moved to what is probably one of the most amazing places in the world (after my home country, South Africa, of course) – Sydney, Australia. I spent about three years in Sydney, and it was crazy to see how different people looked at life. It was refreshing to see life outside of a small town. It was like I was learning about life all over again – seeing different trends, styles, people, religions; noticing the way people act. It was all a new experience, and one I would never trade for the world.
With this experience behind me, I moved back to the best city in Africa: Cape Town. Cape Town feels like a “mini Sydney” sometimes – just with a lot more to see and do. To be honest, I think it’s the best place in the world.
All this to say the following: Sometimes it’s important to think beyond where you currently live. It’s important to broaden your horizons. You never know what you will find if you dare step out into the unknown. My life is an example of how making that mind shift turned out to be a great idea.