To and From
I’m about to meet my friends for dinner. One of them is moving to Texas tomorrow. This will be our last time together until winter break. Even in a pandemic, there are new beginnings. Even though I’m not affected directly by his family’s move, I still feel as if my life has changed too. I’ll miss my friend, it feels a bit of a new beginning for me too. For the past 2 years, I have kept the Bay Area as “base” in my heart, because my family, friends, and girlfriend were there. My friend’s move is a small “breaking” of that “base”.
I’ve spent a lot of time at campus having that feeling of being on a business trip. 10 weeks of study to get through so I can go home. This feeling slowly got less intense as I spent more time at school, I do consider campus to be a second home now. This pandemic makes me realize I have to learn to be content wherever I am. Embrace where I am at the moment, and be at peace. However, I sort of miss the feeling of missing home. There’s some certain comfort in knowing there is something to return to.