Distance is something that we’ve all experienced or will experience at least once in our lives. It’s the extent of space between two places. But distance doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone.
“Time is the longest distance between two places.”- Tennessee Williams
Indeed, for some people it would be about kilometers and for others about time. I find that long distance relationships are quite funny. However, there’s positive and negative things that comes with it.
Having lived for 9 years of my childhood in Finland, more than 8 years in France, here I am gone again for a year to Finland. I’ve lived almost the same amount of time in Finland and France. To leave your home country young is something difficult, especially for a 9 year old…Leave your friends, leave your habits, places, your home and even a part of your family.
It took me a few years to get used to France, to make some friends, habits and a place where I felt like home. When you’re that young, you don’t really keep in touch with your past or at least your friends because you don’t understand, you don’t really understand what’s going on. It’s at 18, that I decided to return for 1 year to Finland in order to find my “roots” again. Yes, I think that it’s important to know from where you come from.
“You don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been”
During teenage years, you create your own universe, your surroundings, your ambitions. Indeed, I spent many years with the same friends, and among these friends is someone that I fell in love with. So how to I explain that to leave all of this all of a sudden is quite tough…but surmountable.
Distance makes us enjoy every moment, forget the futile things as tensions. You need to learn to trust. The fear of being forgotten can often cross our minds, yet, it’s when you’re far away from those you love that you see who is worth keeping. Of course there will be people keeping more in touch than others and some not even at all.
I’ll finish by saying that you learn to live with distance, the one that separates us by kilometers. And…concerning time, you only need to be patient and remind you “Good things come to those who wait”.