Dear WIMO,

Congratulations on your scholarship offer!

I suppose our story differs a little bit. My boyfriend of 3 years dumped me and at the time, I just wanted to have as much distance as I could from him and our broken relationship so when I got accepted in a university in the UK, I didn't have to think twice (I'm from Indonesia).

I have to say, it truly opened doors to so many things, so many experiences I wouldn't have traded with anything else. I learned so many things, things I wouldn't have learned if I had stayed back. I have also become braver, which is something I value a lot.

I am now married with a great guy who love adventures as much as I do and we are still having lots of adventures together.

I suppose I'm gonna leave you with a couple of advices my dear late mother left me. These advices have guided me through thick and thins, through difficult decisions.

1. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be.

2. Are you happy? If you feel happy, go with it.

I hope that helps!

Best wishes,


Writer by heart. Teacher (English, Yoga, Pilates) by trade. Avid reader. World traveller. Model. You can reach me at

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