To be honest I couldn't come up with a good title so here it goes.
These last few months have been completely crazy. Basically my life has experienced the largest paradigm shift I will ever encounter yet. Left my town of 13 years and moved out on my own (technically). Over a period of more than two months I have gone from the east coast of the US to living on the West coast. For a majority of that time I spent it in a middle state living with my father struggling to find a hold on my unsure future. Finally I made it to California after something completely unexpected. So I'm now on the West coast living on my own without parents (I'm living with my cousin though).
But the question in mind comes when I was talking to a friend back home who said that I have changed a lot since I left my home many months ago. I corrected him by saying that my perception of the world has changed since exploring the different geographic places and cultural people in the southern length of the US from one side to the other. But I am just thinking about it and realize I don't even know who I am anymore. Not only has my perception of the world changed, but the perception of myself, so I see myself as someone who has changed when I start to think about it.
So my question is: does a metaphorical and literal journey in life change the perspective or the person?