It’s crazy to think that ONE YEAR AGO, I finally got to visit my city for the first time in 10 years. It’s crazy to think that I went there, lived in Michigan for 4 months, visited the city again, came back to Malta and the day has popped up all over again.
The phrase “time flies” fits my perspective on life completely. I’ve been living in Gozo for 11 years now. I’m heading into my final year at the University of Malta. I’m going to be 21 in two months. I’ve had quite a number of opportunities these past 7 years. TIME FLIES.
It is without doubt that this has been one hectic year. I’ve been through a lot. At some points, I thought there was something wrong with me because I felt weak. I don’t like feeling weak. Yet, the point is getting back on your feet again and recognizing your strength. And how can we forget the infamous coronavirus? Yes, this year was hectic.
From now on, the memories will be with me every day. A year away from the day I went to Lake Michigan. A year away from getting my tattoos. A year away from going to the Great Lakes Shopping Outlet Mall (who am I kidding, I used to visit that mall every weekend). Every day until Christmas Eve will be a year away from a certain day in Michigan. It’s sad but it’s the truth. I’m not stuck in the past. A part of me is still there really even though I have moved on and am looking forward to the future. And yet, some things just stick to you and you kinda want them to stick. You don’t want to forget them. Time flies and you don’t see it fleeting. I genuinely feel like it’s only been a few months since I left America. It’s a weird feeling but it’s the truth.
Finally, 27th August means something. It is not only the day I went back home a year ago. It also means a year away from something else. I’m not sure what it is just yet however I’m crossing my fingers that I will get what I want. I’ve got a year left. Only time will tell. What’s meant to happen will eventually happen.