My first Englan(d)niversary

The flats
Originally uploaded by wardi.
One year ago today, I came to England to live; not just to visit. It is weird to think that it's been a year already. At times I feel like I only just got here. At other times I feel like I've always been here. Odd.

Nothing much seems to have happened in this past year, yet it seems like there has been a lot of changes. It's probably mostly I who has changed.

When I met T, I'm glad I didn't know exactly how long it would be till we could be together properly: more than two years! And sometimes I feared it'd never happen, I'd never get here. But I made it, we made it, and now we've made it work for a year.

Not that there's been that much to work through. There have been a few differences. Mostly cultural differences. Isn't it funny how suddenly the smallest things can mean so much, when they didn't use to??

Moving here has been very different from what I expected, although I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting. There has been ups and downs, some of the downs have been very, very low, but those too passed and now I'm feeling like this is home.

Although I don't think England will ever be my home, if that makes any kind of sense.

But I'm here. With T. And I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 scribbled by Wardi
4:32 PM