So I’m back from an awesome trip back home! It was amazing! I got to run around Seoul for a few hours, ride on 306 airplanes (okay so maybe that part wasn’t the best), see my family and friends, love on my puppies, kitties and the newest addition: a bunny rabbit, and even visit Mickey Mouse! I was able to spend 3 weeks doing crazy things like ride in cars with only 2 people in them, bask in the glory of air conditioning everywhere, wash clothes in a washing machine and go to Target as much as I wanted. No one cared when I walked down the street, and I wasn’t called fat when I went shopping! So weird!
It was so nice to see everyone! One year is by far the longest I’ve been without seeing my family, and I can’t imagine having had to wait another year to see them. I was able to just relax and enjoy all of the luxuries living in a first world country has.
I was a little concerned about how I would feel coming back to Cambodia. Would coming home make me even more homesick? Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised. I was happy to come back and see everyone, and everyone seemed to be happy to see me. Apparently the gossip around the village was that I was going home to find a husband. My market ladies were very upset to hear that I had in fact not found myself a husband or even a boyfriend in America. At the ripe old age of 22 I’m becoming an old maid, and obviously need to find someone quickly. One of my market ladies told me that she had a 57 year old family member who was a dentist and still single, and she would be happy to set me up with him. Haha! Uhh thanks but no thanks.
By some miracle the temperature has actually been tolerable lately! It is funny to see how much the weather seems to affect my mood here. I was happy to see my again, and especially my little nephew who learned how to walk while I was gone. The only things I wasn’t too happy to see were the mice that seemed to have moved into my room while I was gone. Not cool mice.
School will be out until October, so I have a lot of free time right now. I’m hoping to start teaching more English Clubs, and get my environmental project off the ground. Hope everyone is doing well! I will try to write again soon!