“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
I already know that when it comes time for me to return back to the USA, I will see it differently. It will not be an easy return, full of bittersweet emotions, but when the time comes I will embrace it. The more that I branch out here in Berlin and Germany, the more at home I feel. I have fallen in love with another land, its people, and its culture.
I have come to the overwhelming realization that the people I know and love make a place so special to me, no matter where that is. Back in the USA there are many people who I miss dearly, they make up what I love and miss about my home there. When back there, I will have to adjust to a new perspective of the same area. Being here, I have adjusted to a new area. My life is a wonderful, continuous journey that has provided me and continues to provide me with the chance to grow as a person as I make new discoveries through living my life for me.