“The voyage of discovery lies not in discovering new lands but in seeing with new eyes.”
The idea of leaving home can be daunting, especially if it’s the only home you’ve known. Uprooting oneself and trying to make it in a new place is a challenge. But in exchange, it does give you something far more important: brand new eyes and a different perspective.
This is what Emelie tells us in her Postcard all the way from Canada.
Like a lot of people we know, Ems worked as a nurse before moving abroad. Finding a home in a foreign land is never easy. So what is the best thing she’s learned since leaving the country?
“The best thing I acquired since I left the Philippines? A different perspective. I have seen how vast the world really is. I have heard different languages I never knew existed. I have tasted cuisines that made eating much much more than sustaining. I have smelled fresh scents that has tingled my being. And I have felt love that transcends time, distance, age, religion and race. And with this different point of view, I will come home not the same.”
Photo at the top is from the Sun Yat Sen Garden in Vancouver, Canada.
PS – Wanna share something about your new home? Send us a post card. Tell us a story. What makes it different from Cebu? What makes it the same? What’s your new favorite thing? We’d love to hear from you.