A Strange Mix
I have a strange mix of feelings right now, as I prepare to leave Canada for the first time in nearly half a year. This is the longest duration I've spent in any country in one stretch in over 6 years. Thus, I am so thrilled to be able to head to Greece that I'm mentally already there! It's been hard to go so long with my heart in a different place from my body.
And yet, I'm also profoundly sad to be leaving! I have really had a great time connecting with family, in particular my sister. I know most people have had a really rough go of it the past few months, but my lasting memories of the time of Covid with be how the two of us weathered the lockdown together: with great food, a lot of laughs, a dozen shows bingewatched, and too much wine. Not only did we have it easier, we had each other.
So right now, I am trying to live one day at a time, not get stressed, and to remember this "halfway between" feeling will be over soon. Just BREATHE.