12 years in the European Union

It has been now 12 years since I arrived back after my 13-year world journey. Many things have happened in these 12 years; some people have died, some people moved away and some have been born. Back in 2002 I came to my father’s house and amazingly he is still alive, although he has had to be hospitalized many times. I have stayed mostly in my little town in the eastern Finland. When I came I was 34 years old and in this year I will be 47, in three months. Unfortunately my social functioning has not been great and I have not been able to create new relationships. Some people with whom I communicted in the past have died. When I look back I realize that my decision to leave America and to travel back to the EU was the right one in 2002.

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