I’ve made it through the first month!
I can sugar coat everything and say it was all a cake walk and that each day I was living the expat dream, but we both know that’s a bold face lie.
I missed major events back home; anniversaries, going away parties, birthdays, and baby showers. My immune system and sense of direction is challenged (strengthened?) daily. But aside from all the challenges and germs, I’m still here. That’s something you all have been so kind as to point out. That I’m still here and haven’t jumped ship yet; I survived, my kids haven’t eaten any crayons, and I’ve even made a few friends with my co-teachers. So based on those alone, things are a solid okay.
I want to share a few of my favorite moments from April with you all, moments that sum up this first month:
One month down. I want to thank each and every one of you who have taken time out of your busy schedules to read my little internet diary. It means so much and I really appreciate it!
I also want to thank those of you who continuously encourage me and talk me down off the ledge every other day. Your kind words have helped more than you probably realize. I have felt so loved this first month and it has truly been a humbling experience. Thank you all.
I’m still taking it one day at a time (mainly because I haven’t found a way to skip Mondays yet), but I have a feeling that before long, I’ll be saying “wow, where’d the year go?” After all this, I’m looking forward to what May has to offer. Hopefully some warmer weather, new adventures, and even more food!