I am in shock. People have been reading my ramblings! What?!
Hello to my followers and those who have ‘liked’ my posts.
I write this all straight out of my head, no filter, on my iPhone, letter by letter. And people read it! Wowzers.
I feel like most of the time I want to write when I’m down about living here, but I should just be more honest. It doesn’t totally suck. I promise.
The expat life is not glamorous like many think. It’s just life. Day in and day out just life. Routine and generally not exciting. It’s not “sexy” to hear a British accent all the time. (It never was for me). Black cabs are no longer quaint. Red telephone booths are disgusting and get pissed in like once an hour.
What’s so different being in the UK rather than the USA? Everything and nothing at the same time.
-My extended family is not close to me. I cannot drive to them. It takes no less than 16 hours and £3000 to see them.
-Drive thru banking. OMG it rains here like, every day!
-Super size Coke. Some times no less than 42oz of sheer delight will do!
-Lemonaide, Rootbeer, Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream. Sadness.
-Driving without wacky depth perception problems.
I could go on. For days. I’ll spare you.
But the normal life persists as well.
-Taking the kids to school, PTA, after school swimming lessons.
-Housework, bills, taxes, etc.
-Best friends to share life’s ups & downs
-Gym work outs, naps, grocery shopping
-Loving the hubby, hating the hubby, repeat.
Some things just don’t change no matter what country you are in.
So fellow expats, do you have a love/hate relationship with your adopted country or have you made it your forever home? I’d love to know!
Until my next rambling session. . .