Here, once again.

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“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
Narcotics Anonymous

So, I just got back from a vacation in Brazil. I spent two months there visiting my family and my friends and I couldn’t be feeling any better. I think being away from those who I love so much is the hardest part of living in another country. Don’t take me wrong, I love Japan and this is my home, but I’m here by myself. My whole family lives in Brazil and that sucks ’cause I’m a very family person and I lost the count of how many times I cried in my bed before going to sleep. Thanks to the technology, I can talk to them by messages and video calls, but it’s not the same thing. I have two sisters and one brother, my parents passed away while I was here, in Japan. I guess these are the worst cons you can encounter living away, but giving up is not an option. When I’m going through a difficult situation, I try to focus on my goals and move on. I guess that’s the only way I found to keep going. Anyway, I went back to Brazil ’cause I was way too stressed and one of my sisters was going to get married. I’m going to post some pictures that I took there in the next posts because I had a blast there. But I guess the main question remains: Why do I keep living in Japan if I miss my family so much? Why did I choose to stay here by myself if I could be in Brazil with everyone I love? The answer is very simple: Because I love living here. I love the country, I love the people, I love the culture. I love everything about here. I have plans to live in the United States someday, but for now, my life is here. You gotta keep your goals in mind and be strong. When you choose to live far away from those who you love, you’re not choosing to leave them, but you’re choosing to run after your dreams.

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Rosanna M.I.

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