SHOP A SIMILAR MAXI ROMPER LOOK
I have read your emails and messages and I am so sorry I’ve been MIA but I’m partially not…can you blame me? I am finally home in Texas after 9 months away from everything I have ever known. Its been amazing and I can’t express in words how I feel knowing and seeing that I am back in the US.
“It’s the little things”
Its crazy moving to a foreign country, especially if you’ve never really traveled before and are kind of an extrovert/introvert, like I am. I love to go, go, go but also love to be a homebody. Change is difficult for me when I am not in control. So moving overseas was really intense. I have tried to explain it several times and the only way to give anyone an accurate representation of what its like, for me, is its like packing up in 20 minutes and saying goodbye to your family and home and moving into a white room….actually a sand colored room. You try so desperately to find something in this new place that looks and feels normal but you can’t. The culture shock is beyond anything I’ve ever experienced. I’ve cried many tears. It’s rather sad when you cry at the sight of a Johnny Rockets or Raisin Canes because for a split second you think you are back home.
Since being back home its been a treat to hop in the car and go to Target, park in a parking lot, and walk aimlessly up and down each aisle without having to use my currency converter app. I’ve probably gained about 10 pounds from the ease of going through a drive thru for American fast food! The ability to carry on a conversation with a total stranger and understand every word they say and not have to repeat yourself 30 times. Hell to communicate with a complete stranger that doesn’t judge you because you are an American. Do you know how wonderful it is to go to your fridge and get ice from an ice machine and drink tap water? Let me just tell you its a luxury. You know the smell of fresh cut grass? Theres not a lot of grass in Bahrain so the one tiny strip of grass that gets cut once a month outside our high-rise my husband and I take the opportunity to inhale the aroma that smells like home.
My life was turned upside-down when we moved to Bahrain and I was devastated to say the least. Adjusting has been one of the hardest things in my life and I can’t even say that I have adjusted yet. There were so many daily activities and routines that I took for granted that I am unable to do now overseas. Living in a neighborhood and taking my children to the park is a big one.
There is so much to be grateful for in this country that we don’t realize we have until its completely gone.
SIMPLE THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR
- Green grass
- Parking lots
- Drive thrus
- Drinkable tap water
- American electricity
- Pure beef
- American sodas
- Change in weather
- Thunder & Lightening
- Actual dirt/soil
- American trash TV
- AM/FM radio options
- Static free radio
- $2.00 Strawberries
- Being in the same time zone as family
- The sun staying up until almost 8:30pm
- The smell of rain
- US Postal
I LOVE AMERICA! Some military families and non may view this post as me being an absolute pessimist and tell me to get out and explore the culture and the opportunity, but hey….you know what???? You might love it but I don’t.
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