“They are the people that make my life worth it.”
Elisa Spigariol‘s recent video handles the topic of leaving, focusing on the people surrounding her in life, and it has given us at TenEighty all of the feels. Intertwining clever cinematography and moving spoken word throughout, Elisa captures the difficulty behind leaving and how people can affect your day-to-day life.
She moved from Italy to the UK to study a few years back, leaving behind her family and friends and making a fresh start in London, with new friends and a new place to call home. This video wasn’t easy for her to share but we are really glad she made the decision to make it public.
As Elisa shows us, leaving is one of the most difficult processes that people face in life – whether you’re moving down the road or to another country, it’s always going be difficult leaving your past behind, and she captures this beautifully.
The video is cleverly structured to captivate the audience and put across a huge amount of emotion. It’s a real eye-opener and makes you realise how important the people in your life are, how they shape you throughout the years, and how they support you through life, from small decisions to major life-changing ones.
In the video, Elisa speaks about a realisation she had while making it: “This story is not necessarily just about me. The truth is this story is very much about all of the people that made this story special and that made me special.” As Elisa says, you will always be influenced by the people that are part of your life, whether that’s friends, family, work colleagues, or musicians you listen to.
No matter what your situation is, you will always have people around you to lean on and that care about you, with the little and big choices in life. You will make changes, you’ll move away, you’ll change your career path, you will make life-changing decisions, but you’re surrounded by people that will support you.
Towards the end of the video, she tells us that she finally feels at home in her new surroundings: “I’ve definitely reached a point where this giant city has become home to me and, even though part of me will always be where I left it, this with these people is, I guess, home.”