Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Drive Home: Then vs Now





2 months since I’ve called Asia home. 2 months since my life once again has changed drastically.

A friend once described to me that the speed at which we travel these days is too fast for the human body to keep up with. And at times, I would have to agree. Its a daily struggle to bring my head (and my heart) back home to Canada. Because although its been 2 months now since my feet touched down on Canadian soil my head and my heart are taking a bit longer to return. 

Yet at the same time I’m amazed at how easy it is to slip back into life in Canada. How easy in general life in Canada is. I would be lying if I said I didn’t love having a closet full of clothes that doesn’t go moldy if I don’t wear them. I love being able to walk down the street without drawing a crowd of people. I like being ordinary again. And yet...

I can’t help but wonder if this is my time to settle down, is my love affair with South East Asia over? I don’t think I’m ready for it to be. 

Can I make a life for myself working overseas? I’m spending a lot of time these days trying to answer that question. Picturing what that life looks like. 

And for the time being I’m relying on my own resilience to adapting to my new surrounding and new job and even learning a thing or two along the way. 

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