Saying Good-bye (to Friends from Other Countries)

Tip: Don’t make friends from other countries, because they will leave and it will break your heart.

On Thursday I had to say good-bye to my beautiful Irish friend/roommate, Kirsten. Who, right very now, is back in Dublin. She is the fourth Irish lass to leave me 😦 no thanks to that pesky 2-year visa.

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From left to right: Tilda (Zimbabwe), Kirsten (Ireland), Jacqui (Australia), Tiana (Canada)
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Kirsten at YVR heading home to Ireland 😦

In the first picture is our little work family. That’s how me met, became friends, and the rest is history. Thankfully Tilda is now a Canadian resident, and Jacqui has P.R. so I don’t have to worry about them leaving any time soon.Growing up in a small town there wasn’t much opportunity for meeting people from outside of Canada; however, since moving to Vancouver I’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many people from around the world! I’ve met people from Iceland, Ireland, Australia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Denmark, China, Taiwan, the United States, France, etc. I could go on and on!

I love learning the different customs that come from each country, or the different food, or slang, or how the same word could mean something completely different!

The people I’ve met from other countries are some of the greatest people I’ve met in my entire life, which makes it so much harder to say good-bye. I know once some of them leave (if they leave) I won’t see them for a very long time, if ever again. But thankfully great relationships will come from those who I keep in contact with.

PLUS Perk: you get to go visit them in their home country while seeing a new place! And you better believe you will find me in Ireland next year!

This is just a new chapter of friendship, it certainty isn’t the end of the story!

Xo Tiana

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