Monday, March 10, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
What have I learned in my two months of living away from my husband?
-That I can take care of myself.
-That I can't save all of the bad stuff for skype sessions, just because I finally have someone I feel I can really talk to; because it makes for really sad skype sessions.
-That it can be really hard to motivate yourself when you're alone a lot of the time.
-That it's important to find a way to keep yourself motivated, because watching endless Dawson's Creek in fact, isn't going to help you feel better.
-That I must get out of the house for a few hours every day on the weekends.
-That's it's better if I push myself, and say yes to anything someone invites me to; even if I'm feeling introverted. It's way better in the end to go and spend the time with people.
-That spending the money to see each other once a month is worth far more than the price of a plane ticket.
-That having an animal makes being alone a lot less horrible.
-That I love mine and Tuk Tuk's daily photos to Hal. Having something to send each other every day, and open from each other every day, really helps you feel like you are still a part of their everyday life.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
It's going back to being alone after you've been together.
The happiness of the visit makes the loneliness of coming home to an empty apartment all the more obvious. The hardest part isn't saying goodbye. Because while that is hard, that time of coming home to an empty apartment everyday before you get used to being alone again is hands down the worst part.
Friday, February 21, 2014
We never intended on staying in Utah permanently so I was fine moving elsewhere, but having to give it up so quickly has made me feel very nostalgic towards Utah. Can you believe I've never been to one of the national parks in Utah? Arches, Canyonlands, Zions; none of them. Now going to them means planning a vacation, something I never even had to think about before.
As much as I have dissed on Utah over the years, it's a beautiful place to be. Beautiful in more than just the stunning landscape. It's where my favorite cookie shop is. It's where my mechanic who is amazing and honest is. It's where the best yoga teacher I've ever had is. It's where my family is. It's beautiful because it's home.
How do you find those things in a new place? How do you find them without having to try a lot of crappy cookies, or get gouged by a mechanic first?
How do you make a new place feel like home?
I'm pretty sure these mountains will always fee like home.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Today is a lonely Valentine's day. My flight was canceled today, and I can't get home unto Sunday because of the weather. Today is my first Valentine's day alone since I was 16.
So instead of being bummer city with me, go check out the post on Chelsea' amazing travel blog, lost in travels.
Chelsea traveled to Cambodia a little while ago and asked me some questions about what it was like living and doing service in Cambodia; so go see my answers on her blog here.
And please enjoy the picture done of my students sent me for Valentine's day. It seems like we were just together making Valentine's.