First and Foremost

11 04 2007

One thing I learned and have taken to heart since moving here is that when you’re living abroad alone (by alone i mean that you have no partner or family with you), you have no cocoon to retreat to but yourself when things become too much to handle. It’s not something to be sad about because it’s a fact. You can’t go home to your parents’ house on the weekend to regroup and/or recuperate, you can’t round up your best friends to pour all your grief and you can’t lose your grip and break down, because it’s not a luxury you are entitled to.

It’s a fact you need to live with, and living abroad is not a bed of roses so there’s no reason why it should be masked as a painless and smooth adventure. It’s an adventure because it will bring out the best and worst in you, it’ll stretch your patience, your strength and your sanity.

Having said those, I also think there comes a time when you should accept that the situation is not working out so maybe it’s high time to go back to your original cocoon and regroup. Besides, going home is never a bad idea.

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2 responses

13 04 2007
talapee

aww shapor…i can’t agree with you more.

ps: cool jacket 🙂

14 04 2007
porsh

sarahpee! yeah it is something we all need to deal with but the positive aspects outweigh the negatives, diba hehe.

i hope you’re having fun there =)

i haven’t worn that jacket yet, can’t wait for winter hehe.

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