A SINGLE mum of two has revealed how she upped and left “every single thing” in the UK and moved to Thailand with her kids.
The young woman “chucked out all of” her possessions and decided to go travelling across seas.
Struggling in the UK to pay her bills, the mum – who goes by the name of Crown Curls on TikTok – decided enough was enough.
The single parent thought it would be better for her and her family to be in a hot country and “surviving” rather than being in England.
She shared a video on TikTok, and it has since gone viral.
Talking to the camera about her decision, she said: “I have no idea how the f**k I have the courage to do it, I don’t know what the f**k I’m doing right now.
“We are mainly just adapting to the time change.”
The mum is “trying not to think about anything too much” because thinking about her family she left behind makes her sad as she is “not going back.”
She added: “But they are going to come and visit me, so I’m trying to stay optimistic in that sense.”
Since moving, the mum has been on a journey and feels that her “senses are stimulated all the same time.”
She added: “I’m always simulated by having to do this and having to learn this and it feels so exciting.
“I’m learning that with my kids.
“I have unlimited patients in every way and I’m in the sunshine all the time and I’m glowing.
“I feel good, I feel excited, I feel nervous.
“I feel this sense of complete surrender because I’ve always wanted to know what’s happening, where I’m going.
“This is the first time in my life that I have no clear guidance of which way to go because I’m deciding to build it as I go.
“I’m feeling so free, so free.”
The mum, who is happy to “never go back to the cold again” was struggling to survive each month in the UK.
She said: “If I’m just going make it through and just survive every month like I have been at home, which is just paying my bills, just doing this and just doing that.
“I can at least just do that by the beach, you know, I could just live at least in a hot place where it’s cheaper where it’s nicer.”
The mum will be homeschooling her children whilst living across seas.
She said: “I’m homeschooling, and I’m so nervous about that.
“But this is something I always wanted to do.
“Take a year off to travel and homeschool the kids, and just teach them all the things that I know, which is basically just trusting yourself, being yourself, understanding yourself, loving yourself.
If I’m just going make it through and just survive every month like I have been at home, which is just paying my bills, just doing this and just doing that
“And that is something I have to show them as well, within myself.
“So it kind of puts me accountable, even for myself, in a way.
“I asked my daughter, I was like, what do you think I’m trying to teach you here with what we’re doing and what I’m doing and how we’re living?
“And she goes, ‘you’re just teaching me to be myself,’ and I’m like, that is exactly what I’m trying to teach you.
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“That’s exactly what I’m trying to learn within myself as well.
“That is all it comes down to is just self and loving yourself and being who you want to be at any given moment.”
The video has attracted thousands of views, with over 4,000 people rushing to the comments section.
One wrote: “Wow inspiration right there! My girls are 14 and 17 and I so want to do this.”
This is the first time in my life that I have no clear guidance of which way to go because I’m deciding to build it as I go
Another added: “I need the courage to do the same, it’s my dream how did you do it.”
The mum replied: “Babe I just booked the tickets on a Monday and left on a Thursday didn’t even give myself time to back out.
“Everything falls into place once the choice is made.”
Another parent wrote: “I did the same thing with four. It gets so much better babe!”