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  • Writer's pictureAya

Holiday season

Updated: May 27, 2019

When I lived abroad for the first time, I was a college student. I spent one year in a college town in Texas as an exchange student. I was living in an apartment with another American student. During the holiday season, I noticed almost everyone left the town and I was the only one there. I felt so lonely and sad. Especially on New Year’s Day. In Japan, we celebrate New Year’s Day and all the family gets together eating traditional foods. If I were in Japan, I could have joined them, but I was so far away. It was painful and I suffered.

Now I know pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. If you are away from your family and friends and living overseas, you might feel pain from loneliness or sadness. It is normal to feel that way, however, suffering from your current situation is avoidable.

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