HELLO! I’m greeting you all with a big hello because I have been inactive for months. I know, I’m being a neglectful blogger again, and I’m sorry for that.
Life hasn’t been good with me last March. Some trials went my way, and I had to do something with it, and it has been 4 months since I made the big move to the city from the province due to some personal reasons. Moving away from home is such a hard thing for me to do since I have lived there ever since I was born. Several years back, I resent living in the province because there’s nothing much to do and there’s nowhere to go. In other words, boring. I have always wanted to live in the city because of the malls, bookstores, and the like. Now that I am here, there is nothing I wouldn’t do just to be at home right now. It took me a week to adjust to my new environment, I spent every night crying and wishing that I was at home with my family. But sometimes I still get homesick especially at night. You know that hollow felling in your chest? Yes, that’s it. Nevertheless, I thank God for giving me the most supportive family, I could not have done this without them.
My parents used to visit me here every weekend but I made them stop because it is too tiresome, a 10-hour drive to the city is no joke, I’d rather have them spend the weekends at home together with my siblings; but I make sure to find time to come home at least once a month.
As I stay here, I notice that the city is way, way, way different from the province:
The only reason why I am not so sad anymore is because I live near not 1, not 2, but 5 bookstores!!! Two (Fully Booked-Katipunan, National Bookstore-Katipunan) of which are a 10-minute walk away from where I live, while the other three (Fully Booked-UPTC, National Bookstore-SM Marikina, Fully Booked-Eastwood) are located at the malls near me. There’s more, because I also live near fastfood chains and restaurants! And that, my friends, is why I keep on gaining weight.
In my 4 months of stay here, I am happy because I have met new people and made friends out of them. I have been accepted by a group of awesome women, and I am very thankful of that.
Maybe life here in the city isn’t so bad after all, but if I’ll have to choose, I’ll always prefer my life in the province.