If I could just sum up everything that I am feeling and experiencing I would just say….
Re-entry is really hard.
Sometimes we make things harder than they need to be. We can’t change everything at once but we can make one change every single day and we can hold ourselves to that. Before I returned to the states I was feeling overwhelmed each time that I thought through all that needed to be done.
Moving, facing any kind of new situation or environment can feel like too much? Can you relate?
However, I can’t expect to return home and do everything. Some of the things that I’ve been thinking about/questions I’ve been asking would include:
Why do I find it so hard to relate to some people now?
The overabundance of stuff tends to get to me.
I don’t know how to put into words what happened to me this past year? How do you account for an entire year in a few short sentences?
How should I be filling my days? Am I being too lazy or do I need to give myself a break?
Coffee has never tasted so good! Lol.
Each day seems to be such a range of emotions from high to low to high again. Overall, being home has been amazing and I am loving spending time with my family and friends. Everyone has been so welcoming and each day little pleasures such as a hot shower, electricity, clean clothes, fast wi-fi, etc. continue to excite me and bring me so much joy! Yeah for new beginnings.
I guess I will just continue to take it one day at a time…
What about you? Have you ever experienced re-entry by coming home from a different country or even a different city or state?
Was it difficult or easy for you to adjust? Do you have any advice for me? Connect with me on Instagram @betsyramserjaime and let me know what re-entry was like for you!
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