Hey friends! I wanted to have a place in my blog to have heart to heart chats about everyday life and so this is where that will happen. When you come back just check under the 'My Life' tab and you will find these posts!
The Star-Spangled Banner. We've all heard it so many times, but Saturday night was the first time I have been on US soil and heard it sung in many years (6 to be exact!). My eyes couldn't help but get teary as a stadium of 10,000 people stood and sang along out of respect for our country.
It felt good to be home.
It felt good to hear my national anthem in my language.
If felt good to be just a face in the crowd and not the be the 'foreigner'.
Yes, I love China and am still processing our move back to the USA after almost 5 years there. China will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart.
But this weekend I started to feel something so settling to my heart…the feeling of being home. The empowering feeling of being able to fully communicate with anyone I meet as I am out and about my daily tasks. The empowering feeling of being able to accomplish simple tasks on my own (my husband's Chinese was WAY better than mine so I often needed him to translate for me). The empowering feeling that I can take care of all our bills, schedules, appointments, and more without help from others. I think all of those lead to the word- competence!
And aside from all of the above…I started to see glimpses of myself thriving and not merely surviving. And that my friend, is a wonderful feeling after the crazy year of transition I have been through!