It’s so hard for me to say goodbye, seriously. I just cry like a baby every-single-time. I mean I can cry like a baby for various reasons but well (very rarely happens). It’s just really hard for me. Sometimes I even think, if I’d just stop for a while and not expose myself to these environments of constant change, hellos and goodbyes, it would be so much easier. But I wouldn’t do that, because it is all so much worth it.
Last week I was part of the Vienna Innovation Program, which was an elective course in my masters program. I’ve heard before from my friends that it is a great course (thanksy Oks!) but I nevertheless went there without any expectations. Furthermore, the evening before the first day of our program I was kind of upset (we all have these days once in a while I guess), which made me not the most social person on the first day of the program. Anyways, the program started and it just so happened that during those two weeks, apart from the academic program I had the busiest afternoons and weekend in a while, which made everything even more exhausting. Everything escalated so quickly, from “Who are these people I am now supposed to work with?” until the realisation that I am here now with these beautiful people, and if I even ever see them again it will not be the same time, the same place, circumstances and we are not gonna be the same. Made me experience I think the strongest FOMO in my life so far. I just gotta say I loved it. I loved this experience and I am thankful for each little interaction, for the friends, the good memories, the laughs, the learnings, I loved it!
Here is the place to share a quote by Miriam Adeney that I couldn’t relate to more: “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” And that is pretty much my life. And you often feel nostalgia for the people and places you leave behind. But the truth is, I only and solely see this as richness, and I would never exchange this richness of knowing and loving people throughout the whole world for anything. Period.
your child of the world D.