We are not on vacation in this picture...
As the life of expats go, we have now returned to the Motherland.
I mean where else could we have found an entire plate of fried stuff as big as Igel's head?? (We also got a cornbread muffin on the side that was also as big as his head but I was so in shock, I forgot to take a picture...)
We have settled somewhere in Southern California for a job that was "too good to pass up." We weren't planning on moving so quickly but that was that and here we are.
I was never one to pine away for the beaches and warm weather of So Cali. But now that we are here, I have a growing appreciation for the warm, perfect weather almost everyday. And the beaches? How did I live without beaches?
But know that my heart is still far away in Berlin sometimes.
I am a changed person- one foot in America and one in Germany. I must admit this seems hard to believe, even for me. I mean, I lived in the good ole USA for 30ish years. But I think only those who have lived away for some time, can know just how easily we, as humans, can adapt to our new surroundings... (Speaking of which, I don't make fun of my Midwestern-born aunt who now lives in TX when she says y'all...anymore)
I believe the Germans say it best "Ein Auge lacht, das andere Auge weint..." I am sad and happy at the same time. I am crying and laughing at the same time. I am living in my Motherland which sometimes feels quite foreign to me.
I hope to have more time to write about our adventures as an ex-expat now.
Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland...and I mean that.
P.S. You can find me on Twitter if you do that sort of thing. But I don't have a fancy schmancy Smart Phone so don't expect every minute updates. So Cali hasn't gotten to me quite yet... :)