Living abroad is like having a foot in two worlds. One foot is in the life you create for yourself in your new world – your newfound aspects of personality, your new friends, new experiences, and the bright future. One foot is in the life you left behind – your friends, family, and the past that makes you who you are.
And as in all things – life moves on without you (shock!). People reach new milestones, they discover new things about themselves, their lives change and grow. While they reach new milestones, I want to celebrate with them. I want to give them hugs, and high fives, and exuberant congratulations (in true Krystal fashion). The joy of technology means that I can send my love via a variety of methods – Skype, What’sapp, text messages, email, and phone calls.
It’s still hard to show your solidarity through technology. It’s just not sufficient for when I need to tell people how happy I am for them or how much I love them. So to all of you that I might have missed your birthday, marriage, births, graduations, promotions and other events – I’m sorry for missing it and know that when I send you a lists of emojis or hundreds of messages it is the smallest sign of my solidarity to you. I might be far away but to the people who count I still got your back and I am happy to call you all my community. You know who you are.