For someone who doesn’t like change, I’ve faced a lot of it in my life. I guess, like all my phobias, I’ve forced myself to face it straight on.
When I was 22 years old, I made a life-changing decision and set off to work seasons overseas. I told my friends that I didn’t know how long I would be away for, but I wouldn’t return until I felt I’d achieved what I needed to. It turned out to be almost six years, and during that time I had to deal with a lot of changes. Different cultures, foreign languages, moving ‘home’ sometimes as frequently as every week, sharing a bedroom, not having an address….
The biggest change I have had to face, however, has been moving back to Wales. I’d been living here for about four years before I went abroad, and although I’m not Welsh I figured that, being British, fitting in back at home on my return would be easy in comparison to moving to a foreign country. In July this year I will have been back in Cardiff for five years, and I’m still struggling to deal with some of the changes. Go figure?
This is my entry for this week’s Photo Challenge: Change. Click here to see more entries.