I spent the day with loved ones today. I jumped from Google Duo, to Whatsapp, to Skype, to Messenger, to Steam, all while talking to my loved ones across the world. I had video calls with people currently living in the following places: USA, Ireland, England, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria. I had a long text conversation with my friend in Italy. I reached out to two of my friends in the Netherlands and Jordan. I played video games with my S.O. from Slovenia. I cried listening to a song that reminded me of my mother, and wished so badly that I could hug her again. Insha'Allah, someday soon when travel is an option again, I will be able to. Until then, video calls will have to do.
In my opinion, the most difficult part of being a TCK is loving so many people, who are spread all over the world, and knowing that no matter where you "settle" someday, you will always be missing someone. It's such a beautiful curse, isn't it? To love so many, and for all of them to always be so far away from you (or, rather, you from them). To my loved ones: please stay happy, always, and know that I am thinking of you. How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?