All my life I have not been too far away from my family. I did not want to work abroad because I did not want to be too far away from the warmth of my loved ones and from the comfort and convenience of home. Without going abroad, I am left on my own as my sister explores a new horizon. My mom has chosen to hold her hand as she wets her feet along a new shoreline.
I am sure things will be okay but it takes a bit of getting used to. This small box that we used to live in suddenly feels too big. The once too noisy place has now become deafeningly silent.
I just need to shake this off. I will learn to appreciate this newfound independence albeit forced. Things will work out just fine. I will learn and I will live.