10. The world is so much bigger and filled with so many more options than I ever imagined.
We are all limited by what we’re exposed to over the course of our lives. Whether it's from our parents, or our friends, or families or coworkers; what we know is what we know to be normal and/or possible. Until we’re somehow blessed to be thrown into a world completely different from what we've consider to be normal.
In my particular case, I quickly learned that there is not just one single way to a happy life; there is no single standard life path/country/profession/checklist/lifestyle to guarantee happiness and/or success. There are so so many options to contentment and happiness. So to lock in on one and ONLY one as the ultimate can be self limiting most times.