I watched the movie ‘Brooklyn’ a few months before leaving and I remember a line about living abroad,

“You’ll feel so homesick that you’ll want to die, and there’s nothing you can do about it apart from endure it. But you will, and it won’t kill you. And one day the sun will come out - you might not even notice straight away, it’ll be that faint. And then you’ll catch yourself thinking about something or someone who has no connection with the past. Someone who’s only yours. And you’ll realize… that this is where your life is.”

and though I’ve had no homesickness that severe it’s been there ( and this week was full of physical sickness - hard to avoid in the tropics and a late night of dancing followed by an intense yoga class didn’t help) but today I really felt here for the first time, like my life is here for now and it was really beautiful! So were these moments