Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Just give me a reason : Homecoming

Tuesday, 8 August 2017
These last few months, I've been doing a lot of thinking. Particularly if I have made the right choice choosing to stay in Western Australia and if this is the best decision. July was an extremely busy month and yes I did miss the last instalment of Architalks. Not only because I had nothing to write but also because I had been swept away with life.

During the last month, there was a short period of time where I  had to go home to attend the funeral of my Grandmother. It made me realise that living abroad meant that I was missing out on a lot of family events and that I was going through everything on my own. A lot of my friends had  either moved on to different states or had gotten married and had families of their own, so we had naturally just drifted apart. It made me feel like my support network had been destroyed. Most of the time I felt alone and miserable and the only thing I wanted to do was watch my drama serials and pig out in front of the screen. It felt like nothing was working out on all aspects of my life and it was terrifying having to go through it on my own. I tried many different ways to distract myself but I soon lost interest in  those things. 

The one question that I kept asking myself was if  I should just give up. But then I remembered all the setbacks that I had gone through and how far I had come since then and I immediately knew that I was not yet ready to give up and that it'll eventually get better. But for things to change I had to change first. So starting today, I plan to become a better version of myself. I know it sounds cliche but at this very moment that's the best I can do till things actually get better.

Till next time, I leave you with a quote that has helped me get through these times.

 For August, the topic of Homecoming has been nominated by Bob Borson of Life of an Architect himself and below is the link to the rest of crew.

Matthew Stanfield - FiELD9: architecture (@FiELD9arch)
Coming Home to Architecture

Lee Calisti, AIA - Think Architect (@LeeCalisti)
looking back i wonder

Lora Teagarden - L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
Coming home as an architect

Eric T. Faulkner - Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
9-11 -- A Look Back

Michele Grace Hottel - Michele Grace Hottel, Architect (@mghottel)

Michael Riscica AIA - Young Architect (@YoungArchitxPDX)
Homecoming & Looking Back)

Brian Paletz - The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
Homecoming Memories

Emily Grandstaff-Rice - Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA (@egrfaia)
Letter to a Younger Me

Drew Paul Bell - Drew Paul Bell (@DrewPaulBell)
Looking Back...Was Architecture Worth It?

Kyu Young Kim - J&K Atelier (@sokokyu)
Homecoming, in 3 Parts

Jim Mehaffey - Yeoman Architect (@jamesmehaffey)
Is It a Homecoming If You Never Left?

Mark Stephens - Mark Stephens Architects (@architectmark)
Gabriela Baierle-Atwood - Gabriela Baierle-Atwood (@gabrielabaierle)
My Ode to Fargo

Jane Vorbrodt - Kuno Architecture (@janevorbrodt)
Looking Back Through the Pages

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