heading to my homeland, the united states, in the coming week for the first time in ALMOST THREE YEARS. this isn’t exactly weird to me, because i’ve lived it, but i can see how it would seem weird to everyone else. i suppose when your life is weird, these weird facts just grow on you!
two years and nine months solely spent in europe. blam. i can’t help but wonder if i might freak out when i hear english around me all the time. or what i’m going to do to busy myself on a long-haul flight because the real last big one i took was in 2011. or if i’ll have forgotten how to drive. (automatic transmission, that might be kind of sad, huh?)
if i’ll have a nervous breakdown in the cereal isle of a large supermarket. or start dancing gleefully, because, well… cereal. if i will know what to do when i walk into an american bank again. (let’s be honest, i think the answer to this one is no. help me)
i thought packing for an indefinite european adventure was difficult, but turns out it’s almost as hard to pack for a month and a half in three different states and one grecian honeymoon, all while deciding what pieces of clothing to switch out and which i will take with. LIFE IS CRAY RIGHT NOW.
predictably, this may be the last “personal, life lately” sort of post from me before i am back on american soil, although i still have a handful of days left so no one can say for sure. but the whole planning a wedding thing is starting to get real. one thing i didn’t expect is how many czechs think i may just stay there once i get home. y’all, don’t you believe me when i say i have a return ticket? that i am leaving (some of) my things here? but my expats understand– life here is good.
to close, i am so excited. excited for the change of pace, the clarity of mind, and the shift required to help me make the best decisions moving forward.
have a nice weekend, and check out my candid expat interview which appeared this week on anna in wonderland.