Finding my place in the world

Finding my place in the world: how I found my home
Published by Sofia on 2023-01-13 in Pop
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Hey everyone!
My name is Sofia and a couple of years ago I wrote an article about searching for my place in the world and not feeling at home in Milan, which is my city. You can read the article by clicking here. Please remember that this was a while ago and before quarantine and coronavirus happened (I ended up not going back to London that year).

So, what has changed in these years? Well, I'm not 100% sure I found my place in the world, but now I feel much more connected to Milan, mainly because of two reasons.
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First of all, I found new amazing friends scattered through Italy. It was all thanks to Radioimmaginaria (yes, this radio) and I really like spending time with them. The thing is that they live in many cities and so I go visit them a lot. The first time I went to Cremona, well... I was a little mean about it cause I saw how little and, how can I say it... village-like it is. I mean no offence, really, it still is a cute city in which many of my good friends live, but I couldn't help but compare it with Milan, a City with a capital C.

Right there, when I had to defend my City from my friends' opinions, I realized something. I love my city. It's the place where I was born and where I'm growing everyday. It's modern and cool and I know many of its streets by heart, even though I still have so much to learn from it and some places are totally foreign to me.
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I'm incredibly lucky to live in such a city and sure, it has its flaws. It has many flaws. But for now, until I'm able to go on some kind of extended trip to experience another city (I still want to go back to London), I'm okay with staying here. Also, talking about Italy's mindset (which hasn't changed much since I wrote that article) I think I'll try to change it, to carve some space in this society for artists to just be themselves and be respected. It's going to be hard and maybe I won't be able to do anything really significant, but if I don't try nothing will ever change.

Now I want to know about you! Do you feel good in the city you live in? Do you want to move out as soon as possible? Let us know with an email to [email protected] or with a message to the Instagram page @radioimmaginaria. I'll see you next time!