It was as if you were wandering in an unfamiliar territory for the very first time. You couldn’t help but feel wary of your surroundings. You looked around to get a feel of the environment. You entered slowly. Everything was completely new to you, so you tread lightly taking one careful step at a time.
Then you started to get to know the place a little bit better. You asked questions about it. You did your research. You tried to learn as much of its history as you could. You discovered something new about it every day. There were things that you loved about it. There were things that you did not like at all.
You started having your firsts. Memorable firsts. Sure, you have done all these things before in those places that you have been to, but with each place every first is different. Every first will always feel new. Every first will always be memorable.
From an unfamiliar territory, it soon became a place that you feel comfortable in. You started getting used to it. Those things that you didn’t like about it - they became tolerable and you thought that the idea of living with them didn’t sound so bad. After all, there is something good and bad in everything, and how you know that how you deal with it is entirely up to you.
Soon it started to feel like home. You became attached to it. There were times when you have to be separated from it for a while, and you always find your mind and heart wandering back to it. You always felt excited to see it. Even a small glimpse of it makes your face glow and your heart feel warm. Home. That’s what it has become to you. That’s what it felt like to you, and you would rather be nowhere else but there. There’s no place exactly just like it.
However, there will come a time that you would have to leave home. Why? Because if you do not, you will be stuck there for the rest of your life. And stuck is exactly what you do not want to be. You have to pack your bags and leave with nothing but memories to take with you. It can be hard and heart-breaking, and that’s completely normal because you became attached to it. The thought of leaving will make you cry, and it will make your chest hurt, and that is okay. You will feel that way for days, weeks, and even months. But soon you will be just fine.
Once you leave, you have to know that there is no turning back. There is no returning. You can only look back at the memories and reminisce. It may make you feel sad at first but once you have completely moved on, those memories will make you smile. Because you know that at more than one point in your life, that place has made you happy.