today is the last day of my week-long Christmas trip to Warsaw. I grew up here in Warsaw so you can imagine I have tons of amazing memories from my home town especially since my high school and first university years were some of the best years in my life. We didn't have much time back then but maybe because of that we had more time to build our friendships, read some interesting books, watch and discuss the same movies, party and of course fall in love:)
I don't have any family in the US so going back to the "old continent" for Christmas is the only way to do it for me. Since my sister and her family live in Paris, my other sister live in Warsaw and my parents used to live in Belgium and now in Warsaw, the last few Christmas holidays we spent either in Paris, Brusseles, or Warsaw. I love my family and being so far from them is the hardest part of living in the US. If my family was closer I think life would be perfect.
So today being the last day here in Warsaw I am torn. I miss home and my girlfriend back in Chicago but at the same time I am sad this is the last day of spending time with my amazing parents, my sister and her husband and my cutest niece. I will try to come to Warsaw again in May but that's still not often enough to see my family. As I get older I realize more and more that every minute spent with my parents is so precious. So this is my dilemma of tonight:)