I often feel a sense of disconnection when I come back to my hometown after being away for a long time. It can be a painful experience, as I begin to feel like a stranger in the place that I once called home. One of the things that helps me to regain some sense of belonging is spending time in peaceful, quiet places that are filled with childhood memories. Visiting these places allows me to reconnect with my inner self and feel more grounded. It enables me to regain strength and embrace the bittersweet feeling of being back home.