#17 | 100 Happy Days

Today, I buka puasa-ed with my friend Amanda who I haven’t seen since last summer. Amanda is brilliant and passionate and that’s just two of the things I love about her. She’s also a fellow writer/blogger, and this is something she wrote recently about wanting to return home after graduating (I saved it because I liked it so much):

“feeling trapped by a place โ€” which may mean feeling too big for a place โ€” seems like such an arrogant thing to do. i want to return, not only because this is where my roots and family are, not only because there’s a hell lot of stuff that needs to be done here, and certainly not because i feel obliged or responsible or like a saviour … if i, because of unfair power systems and many strokes of luck, have been given so much from this place, how can i just take it, go Somewhere Else, benefit lots and never come back and share it with folks? how does that make sense?” –ย Amanda

It’s nice to have people to relate to, yes?

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