There are thousands of miles away from where I am to home, which sometimes makes it hard for that time of the year when we become one year older. My birthday was yesterday and different from Mexico. Usually in Mexico, my family would have woken me up at midnight of my birthday with a cake singing me the Happy Birthday song. This year I was lucky enough to have my boyfriend celebrate it with me. Also, I got friends together to celebrate at this place downtown where poeple can go dancing.
If you feel melancholic, sad or homesick when that time of the year comes around, try to get people to accompany you. Try to get some friends, other international friends like you and try celebrating it in a new original way. Just make it memorable. Transitions are never easy, but who knows maybe you’ll have the time of your life!