nostalgia n. a sentimental longing for the past.
I am by far the most nostalgic person that I know. Well… I used to be.
I was one of those people who used to crave for the past. I used to miss everything that was and often craved for the life I had before. Being always on the move, people assumed that I was great at saying goodbye and starting anew. That having moved to different places 5 times, in my almost 21 years of existence, I’m already used to the whole routine. The truth is, I find it more difficult each time.
The most difficult was our last move in 1999. We moved back here to the Philippines after living in another country for over 6 years. I became depressed for some time. I longed for the company of the firends that I left behind. Longed for the memories and experiences. It was tough trying to fit in the new environment that I was forced into. I became miserable.
But life has turned a great 360 degrees eversince. I’ve moved on. I no longer crave for the past. No longer have bouts of depression attacks. No longer cry myself to sleep, wishing I could wake up and be back to where I was some years before. I’ve been happy and I can say that I’m finally 100% settled in.
Who wouldn’t be happy, anyway? I have a great life here. It’s not as comfortable or as luxurious as my life back in the country we lived in before, but there are more reasons for me to be happy here. I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family, great friends and an ever-so-loving person to share my life with. I seriously couldn’t ask for more. ^__^;;
I used to think that I’d forever be the highly nostalgic person that I once was. But I’ve changed. I’m no longer that person and I’m actually happy about it. ^_,~;;
Oh, I drove to Festival today. I can’t wait to get my actual license! I’m dying to drive around the metro already! XP haha!