I met someone.. and no, it’s not a guy. I met a girl. We’re now friends.
I Met Someone…
You know that feeling you feel when you meet a person for the first time and for some reason there is a part of you that knows you will become friends? I’ve had that feeling in the past when meeting some of my closest friends, but a few weeks ago I met a girl, and for some reason we instantly clicked.
We had so much in common it almost felt surreal!
As a half Canadian, half Italian, I’ve always had a hard time finding a place where I really belonged.
I never felt completely one or the other. I was always “the Canadian” in Italy and “the Italian” in Canada.
Now I think I’ve finally found a balance, or maybe I just don’t care about what others say or think anymore.
I felt a jolt of excitement when I met this girl who is so similar to me. The only difference is that she just moved to Canada a few months ago while I came for college eight years ago!
I think that when you meet someone who can relate to you, to the struggles you face or faced and has the same background as you, there is a mix of sentiments that surface. Nostalgia for the past, excitement for meeting someone who you can relate to so much and empathy. I felt and understand what she is going through, trying to find her place in a foreign country and I immediately felt connected to her. I remember how difficult it was at first, trying to make it on my own and being far from my parents and friends.
All I can say is that it gets better! Time and hard work make for the best combination and I really hope she gets to love the life she’s creating for herself.