The Urban Family

Summer in St James' Park

Summer in St James’ Park

Today’s Daily Prompt is: what have you learned from the people who are close to you?

In London, I’ve learned that friends can be family.

A brilliant support system when you’re living across an ocean from home is good for, among many other things: helping you move for the third time in one year, experimental dinner parties, commiserating over visa travails, sharing Uber credit to afford the London cab system, pooling Canadian wear for major sports events or Canada Day, hugs when a grandparent passes away, shared travels and adventures, acting as relationship coaches, keeping each others’ heads up in the millennial world of career uncertainty, and bringing back imported stick deodorant when you’re on your last bar.

Missing my real family, but glad I’ve been lucky enough to create a wonderful stand-in one in their absence.

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