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Title :

Write a story about someone who moves back to their home town after a long time away and finds their new life there more difficult than expected.

Essay type:

Narrative Writing



Cambridge O Level

October/November 2022

After years away, Sarah decided to move back to her hometown. She had fond memories of growing up there and missed the sense of community and belonging she had felt as a child. She was excited to reconnect with old friends and start a new chapter in her life.

But as soon as she arrived, she realized that things were not as she had remembered them. Her childhood friends had moved away or were too busy to make time for her. The town had changed, new buildings and unfamiliar faces replaced the memories she held dear. She found it hard to adjust to the slower pace of life and the lack of job opportunities.

Sarah felt like a stranger in her own hometown. She struggled to find a sense of purpose and belonging. She missed the fast-paced life of the city, the endless job opportunities, and the diverse community.

"I don't know what I was thinking coming back here," Sarah said to her mother one day, "I feel like a fish out of water."

"Give it time, dear," her mother replied, "Things will get better, you'll see."

But despite her mother's encouragement, Sarah's struggles continued. She found it difficult to make new friends and was constantly comparing her life to the one she had left behind. She missed the anonymity of the city and the freedom it had given her.

One day, while walking through the town square, Sarah ran into an old acquaintance, who was now the owner of a local business. They caught up and Sarah mentioned her struggles with finding a job. The acquaintance offered her a job at the business. Sarah was hesitant at first, but decided to give it a try.

As she settled into her new job, she found that it provided her with a sense of purpose and belonging. She began to appreciate the slower pace of life, and found joy in the simple things. She also reconnected with old friends and made new ones. Sarah realized that home was not a place, but a feeling. She had come back to her hometown to find herself and had succeeded.

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