What would we do without the phone and the Internet? I know that I would be desperate, that’s for sure. I value the possibilities of communication now more than ever before. Since I moved here, it has become clear to me, and I mean ‘clear’ as in crystal clear, that I won’t go back to Germany anytime soon and that I won’t see my family for quite a while.
Yes, of course I knew all that before I made the decision to come here and it’s not like I haven’t lived away from home before, but this time it was somewhat different. I came here on a one-way ticket and on a visa status that is not going to expire [unless, J decides to kick me out and divorce me – which at this point seems highly unlikely ;)], and this drastically changes the attitude of being away from your family 180 degrees.
I think I didn’t realize how hard it would be at times to NOT be able to see my sister, to NOT see my family and to be away from my friends.
No, this is not going to be a whiny post, because I was not whiny or sad today. I just wanted to lay out the situation for you and I want to emphasize how thankful I am for the ways of communication at our disposal these days. I couldn’t do this, if it wasn’t for the fact that I can talk to my family whenever I like.