In season 3 of the Multi Story Edinburgh podcast we chat to graduates about going back. Why do we return? Is it about giving something back or rethinking our relationship with the past? 10 brand new episodes starting with Scottish journalist, writer, radio and television presenter, Martel Maxwell.
Whether it is returning home after graduation, returning to Edinburgh after adventures elsewhere, or just returning to a place that felt like the past but turned out to be the future, season 3 of Multi Story Edinburgh explores how going back is never life in reverse.
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Multi Story Edinburgh is about sharing stories, finding comfort in the fact that there are always people thinking like us, going through the same things, and having to make the same decisions. Each episode is a snapshot of a person, and a moment. Join us for season three, as we chat to graduates about going back to the future.
There's nothing wrong with saying, I'm coming home. And actually this is my home. This is Dundee. This is something that I'm really proud of.
It does take time to settle back in once once you're abroad for a long time, not in terms of your interactions or being accepted by others, but just in terms of your own self kind of calibrating to that new atmosphere, that new environment.
I wouldn't change anything, a single moment of my time in Brussels. Towards the end. I had a lot of guilt, actually.
But it also gave me time to think and evaluate my life and ask myself if that is what I wanted to continue doing.
The reason I feel a bit disconnected is because the usual aspirations of people in the country are quite different from mine. The way of thinking is a bit different doesn't really match.
Whether it's returning home after graduation, returning to Edinburgh after adventures elsewhere, or just returning to a place that felt like the past, but turned out to be something very different.