Back to the future
I woke up not knowing where I was. When I recognized my old room, I thought the last 8 years had been a dream. Then I saw the boxes.
Drawings on the shelve. Me being five. Big italian dictionary. Me being a teenager. A friend’s necklace hanging from my suitcase. Me loving people on another continent.
I got up and listened to Bon Jovi’s “These Days”, a weird habit I have when I come to Lausanne. Only this time, everything’s different.
Many questions came to my mind, such as “What’ll happen?”, “How will I find a job?”, “Am I going to be happy?”, “Will I change?”, “Have I made the right decision?”. I remembered a friend telling me: “Give me solutions, I have problems” instead of “Give me problems, I have solutions”. I smiled.
I guess I’ll have to deal with the weirdness and clean that room full of old memories. I can’t start again if I’m stuck with the past. It’s time Lausanne becomes my present and future.