I still remember, last year when I decided to go to the Netherlands all alone I just thought it would be a nice experience and everything is going to be okay. Only until in the plane I suddenly got shock and realize that I will not see my family in a long time. The first days in the Netherlands seemed like a dream. I was really anxious and looking forward to meeting people from all around the world.
Last summer, I finally went home to Indonesia after a year away from home. Again, I felt anxious to go home with no particular reason. Maybe I was just afraid that it would no longer felt like home since I’ve been away for so long. Some people said that you would need to adapt back again when going home. That was true, though the adapting process was only for a few days. I really enjoyed my time meeting with my family and old friends.
After one month passed, I had to go back to Groningen. I felt happy to be back in this town. Of course, my real home is in Indonesia but Groningen is also a home for me, it holds a special place in my heart. One year is more than enough to fall for Groningen.