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the sixth month: no regrets [gdansk, poland]

I’ve been gone for 6 months. It feels like no time at all, and yet a long time.

planes, trains and automobiles boardgameI miss silly things like vanilla Activia and flax seed pitas from Costco. I miss intangible things like the familiar sound of the skytrain, my routine, and feeling like I belong. I’ve learned not to miss the proximity to my family, but I miss their energy; I miss their positivity, their insights and their inherent understanding of almost everything I am.

But I knew what I was leaving behind and I didn’t really think twice, except maybe the week before I left:

“wait, things are perfect – who in their right mind leaves when things are perfect?!”

But maybe that’s how I know I didn’t run away from anything. I left because I wanted to. Because I had to. And with every experience I have to be grateful for, I don’t regret a thing.

And so, I’ve learned to like Kefir, and I stopped eating pitas. I go to a new gym, hang out with other family, and I still meditate. In a way nothing’s changed. In another…I’m pretty sure everything has. It’s too early to tell but will I be any different if and when I return?

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