July 28, 2014
June 18th 2013. My husband and I moved back to Bermuda, this was the first time I was returning home permanently since 2007. For the past 6 years I had been away at University in Canada, it had become my home.
When we first arrived, friends and family would ask me how it feels to be “back”, I truthfully never had a perfect answer to that question. Because on the one hand it felt like I never left, but on the other hand it felt like everything had changed.
I’m now living life in the place I grew up except now with my husband, starting our life together! I’m not in high-school anymore, instead I’m juggling both my job at Wee Care Pediatrics and my Photography business. I don’t come home to a mom that cooks meals for me every night, instead I’m caring for a household, as a wife.
(I should note that my parents are SUPER gracious and do invite us over for dinner, which we absolutely love and are so thankful for!)
So my answer to that question is always, “well, it’s definitely different, but in a good way.” And I think the one thing that I have grown to notice being “back” is that I definitely appreciate the beauty of Bermuda and I stand in awe most days, whether it be on my drive to work, or taking a walk along horseshoe with Randy. This is something I never used to do. And if having to be away for 6 years and return made me realize how truly blessed we are to live in Bermuda, then I’m beyond grateful.
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