Everything is only just beginning for me, but simultaneously, everything is ending. I’m flying back to Boston, back to the USA.
The first two years I spent in Singapore, this flight to Boston was all I was looking forward to. I just wanted a flight back home. Now that the day I’ve been waiting for is here, I want nothing more than to miss my flight. I’m not ready to go back to the US. Don’t get me wrong, I love my home country, but during the past three years abroad, I’ve changed into a totally different person, one that isn’t fully ready to go back to her US lifestyle.
Prior to moving to Singapore, I had no idea that the world was vast. I had flown and visited internationally, but I didn’t know the true meaning of travel. I didn’t know what it meant to totally immerse yourself into a new culture. I saw strengths in other countries and flaws in my own. America isn’t perfect, but nothing is. Seeing weaknesses in other countries that are strengths in the United States made me appreciate my citizenship.
As of right now, I’d like to appreciate from abroad. Less than a month after leaving, I already crave nasi lemak to no end.
I’m pretty unhappy about moving back stateside.
That being said, I’m also excited. I don’t fully remember what being in the States is like, so in a way, going home is still traveling. I’m still the “foreigner” in the sense that now, home is not the US; it’s Singapore. I get to rediscover a whole world of new things! I have friends who I haven’t seen in over 3 years! I have so much to look forward to!
I’ve never REALLY despised things ending. That’s the thing about ends, it means there’s always a new beginning.
See you soon, US!
I’ll be scaling back the blog posts to twice a week (Mondays and Fridays), as I’ll be super busy with moving in and starting college.