Old ways won't open new doors.
Even though I have always been a bit cautious towards the unknown I'm proud of myself for having done still so many things that have scared me a lot beforehand.
One of those things is studying and living abroad. Trying to speak and learn a language you're not good at, trying to integrate yourself into a "new" family and new environment where they have totally different habits than you're used to at home.
Sometimes it felt that I won't ever learn the language properly or I don't fit in the family and what I wanted to do was to go home to an environment I was familiar with and where I felt comfortable. Today I thank myself I didn't go home and didn't have it easy.