It’s been over 2 years and because I’m going to uni in Germany, I haven’t had a chance to go back to Sydney since I arrived. It’s kind of weird to think about what’s changed since I’ve been away. I don’t think I’d know any of the hotspots anymore, and it’ll be weird to come back to a Sydney without its monorail.
Still, I am looking forward to being back, seeing my family and friends and discovering Sydney anew. They say home is where the heart is, and if that’s true, then I have two homes and both of them have bits of my heart, making me feel a bit like Voldy. Sydney is my first home, where I grew up, where my family is, where I can drive and where I feel at home and accepted because I’ve never had any racist remarks while I lived there. Then there is Stuttgart, a new home, where I am doing another degree, where I have learnt a new language and where my life is at the moment.
I guess this is what it’s like to be a global citizen nowadays. It means to be like Voldy. We travel around the world and sometimes leave parts of us behind.
We’re only there for 10 days, which means that it’s a packed schedule for us, but we’re hoping to squeeze in as many home-cooked meals as possible, as well as perhaps a quick trip to the Hunter Valley. This will also be the first time for me flying with British Airways on a long-haul flight, so I will definitely do another flight review.
I’m excited to head home and visit the other part of me that I left in Sydney. Til then, I’m hunkering down and working on my personal website/portfolio for my final project. I’ll be back when it’s all over!