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Published: December 30th 2016
To those crying at the airport/train station/bus station..
I know how you feel.
Saying goodbye or see you soon never gets any easier. Sorry to be the one to say it. People say it gets easier. But when does it actually get any if slightly easier? A month being away from your family home, a year?
I have done it so many times with different people, including my family, friends, my dog and it's pretty upsetting..
Every time there are a lot of tears shed. You never know when your paths may meet again.
When I'm traveling I can't even count the amount of times I've seen other travelers cry when they wave off their parents/son/daughter/friends. When I see this small but hugely affecting scene, I tear up a bit inside knowing I have been there. There's a gut wrenching sadness that washes over me that brings back memories of when I last saw my family/grandparents/friends/dog.
To other people looking on, all they see are people crying and hugging, but to the people involved, no one else matters, in that moment, split second, it's just them.
The last time I saw my parents was in Asia after we backpacked around Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur and Penang and it was an amazing two weeks!
I was leaving to head back to Sydney, Australia and my parents were heading back to the UK. What made it worse was hearing that my grandma was very very ill. And the fact I probably would never seeher again scared and upset me a lot. So with saying bye to mum and dad at KL airport, it was the last family connection in person I was going to see for a long long time.
We cried and weren't bothered about who was witnessing out tear stained faces and little laughs at thinking how ugly we looked when we cried (yes you mum and dad 😁)..
So, to everyone saying a goodbye to someone and wanting to cry.
Let it out.
Onlookers don't care what you look like, you're never going to see those strangers again. It's better to let your feelings out and it shows how much the people with you mean to you.
Let it out!
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