How studying abroad ruined (and made) me

Yours truly enjoying a different, yet equally impressive sunset to the one described below.

It was a beautiful late July evening. I was finally on a long-deserved vacation after the madness that 2020 had been thus far. Sitting on the balcony of my rental apartment in Western Greece, overlooking the seemingly endless, dreamy surface of the Ionian Sea as the sky dusked in hues of pink and orange, I left a deep sigh of longing and inexplicable solitude.