An Island of Comfort

I don't know what to write on this particular post and how to describe this feeling. It's a difficult week since my sister moved to BC. I'm lonely and missing someone. Playing Animal Crossing helps me cope with the sadness, but I'm also reminded she also played it. Especially that spring time when I bought Animal Crossing: New Horizons. How do you hold off the sadness when you were with them everyday? Will it last two years? Will it last longer? 

I get a glimpse of what my auntie (my mom's younger sister) may have felt when we moved to Canada. As if a part of life was suddenly missing and we're forced to go on without it. I want to function normally, but I can't?

Going to work is an ordeal. Some do it as a distraction, but I don't. I just want to go home. It feels like there appears to be a difficult week before me. At the end of the day, Animal Crossing still cheers me up. 

Sprinkle. Now there's a penguin that'll definitely remind me of my sister since she's introduced Sprinkle on her island. I'll be super bummed if she goes away too, but fortunately villagers no longer randomly leave in New Horizons.

I told you all that I don't know what to write, yet here I am on the fifth paragraph. Maybe the time away is the chance to showcase my new island when she gets back. This is not my first rodeo of missing someone as I was sort of an only child back then. My older brother stayed in a dorm in high school when I was young, and my friends all moved away. It's a tough feeling going back. Especially when you've become attached to that person. Especially when you've done things together -- like Animal Crossing.

I hope she picks it up again so we can play online.

There's definitely some comfort picking up ACNH at the end of the day. Ironically, I was in a state of mental block for a long time. I didn't know what to do with my islands. Now, I'm seeing fresh ideas. And seeing these familiar faces welcoming me back on the island gives me indescribable comfort.


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