El caso es que el clima me hizo pensar en Manchester y eso me llevó a darme cuenta de cuán diferente soy comparada con mi yo de hace un año. Bueno, de eso se trata la vida, ¿no? De aprender y crecer, de ser mejores seres humanos. Y definitivamente no sería quien soy en este momento si no hubiera tenido esa experiencia al otro lado del charco.
¿Ustedes también tienen circunstancias o cosas que les detonen esa comprensión del cambio personal? ¿Cómo miden su crecimiento? ¿Se sienten diferentes a como eran el año pasado (o hace seis meses o lo que sea)?
A very wintery Manchester afternoon
What with the hurricanes and all, we've had some gray, rainy days over here. Saturday evening it rained so much half the city was flooded, but since then it's been mostly drizzling. If it wasn't for the fact that I only need a light sweater I'd totally feel like I was back in Manchester. Not that I miss it (too much). I really appreciate and love the warm weather and the lush vegetation that surrounds me here, but today I was forcibly reminded of my year in the UK. Seriously, I'm not surprised anymore when I see Europeans wearing skimpy clothes when it's only about 14°C outside! I totally took advantage of every last bit of sun and warmth too!
The weather made me think of Manchester, and that led me to realize how different I am now from when I arrived there last year. That's the point of life, right? To learn and grow, to become a better person. And I definitely wouldn't be who I am right now if it wasn't for everything I experienced across the pond.
Do you also have triggers that make you understand how much you've changed? How do you measure growth? Do you feel at all different from how you were/felt last year (or 6 months or whatever)?