a new beginning

It's once again the time for us to move.  The first question I get asked is- how do you feel about it?  Are you excited?  The most common reply I give is- yes I'm thrilled.

I rarely answer: I'm also scared and somewhat distressed.  It feels like I'm starting allover again.  I'm creating a new identity in a new country culturally different than mine.  Building new relationships with people takes time and effort.  For eight years I've been saying "hello, it is very nice meeting you" and "goodbye I hope we see each other again".  However with every "hello" t's an opportunity to  perfect my life skills.

In about a month we will be moving to Canberra, Australia where the political situation is safe and the grocery stores stocked up unlike in Chad and Angola.   I remember "supply day" was a big day in Africa.  People rushed to the store to get their raspberries and Brie cheese.   The produce there was brought by boat and airplane from South Africa, Portugal and France- in Chad.

I'm excited to be living in a first world country.  For many reasons.  There will be an abundance of things to do and places to visit:  The National Dinosaur MuseumNational Arboretum Botanic Gardens Zoo & Aquarium, a much more.

A new journey is about to begin.


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