I don’t know if you can see
The changes that have come over me
In these last few days I’ve been afraid
That I might drift away
So I’ve been telling old stories, singing songs
That make me think about where I came from
And that’s the reason why I seem
So far away today
Being away from home for so long made me realise that life is changing. The days that made me who i am today are all in the past and life has been and still is continuously shaping me into a new person.
It’s a part of growing up that i knew deep inside that would probably come sooner or later. It’s a very different culture. I’ve been here one year and only recently have thought about how much i’ve had to adapt in order to, as i once put it, “build a new life” here with the friends i’ve made, the responsibilities i’ve shouldered.
Now why am I writing this? Well, it’s another of those milestone moments of transition which happen naturally and today i’m taking the effort to rationalise it and more than anything to make sense of it for myself. I see the days where i’d be able to come home and see my family, my dog and loved ones at the drop of a hat all in the past. And i’m marvelling at the power of time to change anything and everything about the life i know both at home and within myself.
This 5 years at vet school will change my life forever. Both as a professional and also as a person. Being away from home in a foreign land has played a big part in that. A land which has slowly and surely grown dear to me.
But 5 years will pass by in the blink of an eye. The story will continue and where God takes me then will again shape what becomes of me at the end of the day when it’s time to return to Him in our true home.