I’m surrounded by new faces, new shops, new rooftops, new cobbled walk ways, a new language, a new culture. This is a different place. For the next seven months Lisbon is ‘home’, only, home is where the heart is and mine currently resides in a place far away from this one. It’s been almost three weeks since I arrived in this beautiful city and almost one since I’ve been living here on my own and I’m scared and anxious but I’m also excited and grateful. This experience will change me for the better and all I can do is look forward to growing.
The horizon never felt so close, the sea never smelt so poignant, drifting me further and further away from home.