The day before I was due to return to Turkey after my little stay in the UK, I wrote on my facebook status that I was “happy and sad” that I was leaving the UK to return home to Turkey.
One of my friends reply to this status was its “Bittersweet”, which is so true. It doesn’t matter which way we go we are always leaving someone we love behind.
When you live away from home you always feeling like your saying goodbye and it can be more so for the likes of you and me living in Turkey where we always need visa for our partners or their commitments mean they can’t travel with us and we find ourselves leaving them behind in order to visit home.
I was excited and happy to be returning back to Turkey to be with my husband and to be a family again, yet at the same time I was sad to be leaving my parents and the familiarity of home behind.
What I learned from this is, we have to make the most of the moments we have with all the people we love, enjoy the time we do have with them and not waste it worrying and being sad about those who are not with us at the time.
I know many of you are traveling home from Christmas to visit your families and leaving your partners here in Turkey, I wish you all a lovely time at home with your family and friends. Embrace the time you have with them, make precious memories to carry home with you on your return to Turkey and don’t be to sad about those you have to leave behind.
And a big thank you to the inventors of the internet, without it our loved ones would seem so much further away.
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