When I first read this quote, I felt like someone had been reading my diary. The idea of this, missing the person you are right now, in this time and place actually breaks my heart.
I have never been good with endings, but it’s so personal to leave a place. It might be better somewhere else but it will never be the same.
This is the feeling I get every time I leave a place I lived and leave. Sometimes I even feel this after a week vacation. The experience of leaving stress from home behind and just engaging with my surroundings makes me feel good. And then I might meet people or learn something new about a friend.
I try really hard to keep this feeling alive when I get home, of feeling completely myself but it’s hard. Life gets in the way. It’s even harder when I return from living abroad for a year and try to talk to my friends who stayed home. They want to ask questions but they don’t really understand. And it’s so difficult to explain.
I miss who I was when I lived in other countries, just like I miss my friends, the food and the conversations. But my goal is to keep improving upon myself, so that even if I miss who I was, I can be excited about who I’m becoming.
This quote makes me feel nostalgic and hopeful all at once. How does it make you feel? Does it bring up any memories for you?
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