in August 2015 I left my home country of Portugal to study abroad in the U.K.

part of me knew wanted to leave the country for good and start a completely new existence in a new country, away from all the constraints it had put on me;

part of me felt the immensely daunting task of moving to a whole new country and relearning everyday life at the age of 23 would be too much.

these are records of a year of living;
as an always doubtful student,
as a tired part-time worker,
as an incomplete person.

these flashes of light,
these dances between night and day,
they were enough to guide me through that time.