I get asked that question all the time – why did you come to Scotland?
Why do we end up where we end up? Is it all thanks to our parents? My answer usually involves my father who decided to bring us all here just under 20 years ago. I still remember the first few weeks of our arrival to Glasgow and how much I “hated” my dad for “destroying” my life and breaking me up with my first boyfriend. When I look at my own life and circumstances it presented me with in UK, I can’t help but think and wonder about a couple of things. Take this for example. I’ve always said and known (somehow) since a young age that I was going to have a daughter called Sasha. I mean, what are the chances of that? When the midwife revealed the sex, I wasn’t even surprised. How can I be so sure about some things and often doubt myself about so many silly other things? Growing up, I’ve always wanted to be a singer and a DJ – I’ve done all that and so proud of that chapter of my life. Was it all possible because I came to Scotland? I don’t know, I think it’s all simply due to a shift in mindset and I truly believe that a change in geographical location and a bit of cultural flexibility really helps. Many will disagree and see it as running away, but for young kids / teens it’s a bit different. Not that I couldn’t achieve what I’ve always wanted in Estonia. It’s just what beliefs and open possibilities were “given” to me at a young age and when you’re that young you kind of go with the “flow” of the culture. Does that make sense? Think of it as “The American Dream”. Lots of people move to the US for a better life and some make the most of it, whilst others not so much.
So why did I come to Scotland? Although it’s my father I have to thank for bringing us here to this beautiful breathtaking country, I still think it’s all the works of Universe. My dad felt it was his responsibility to create better lives for us and he did good. He sacrificed – we all did, heading into the unknown, but it was so worth it. I mean what are the chances of two people to meet from the opposite parts of the world in Glasgow and know instantly that they’re meant to be together. I’m talking about my other half and I. Call it fate, destiny – anything. Some folk come to study, work or simply travel and end up living in cities for various reasons and different lengths of time. I understand why locals are curious now. When I say 20 years, people either get surprised or confused, but again, it’s their interpretation based on their experience and feelings. Scotland is beautiful and we’re ever so grateful for everything it’s given us. It’s freezing and wet granted, but there’s more to that than climate. It’s about a place that you can truly call home.
Do you live where you grew up?
Have you moved to a different country?
Why (if you don’t mind me asking)?
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