I’m sitting in a plastic chair, the kind that are ubiquitous in most of South Sudan. (I’m in Kenya right now.) I’m thinking about travelling back to Canada. This does not freak me out. What freaks me out is thinking that we are going to be living in Canada.
We haven’t lived in Canada since January 2007. The times that we’ve been in Canada since then, we’ve been in visitor mode. This time we’re going back for the foreseeable future. I’m excited about the possibilities of living back in Canada, but when i actually think, “We are going back to Canada to live.” i get a bit panicky.
We don’t normally ask explicitly for feedback or discussion on our blog, but this time i’m seeking out other people who’ve lived away from their home countries for a substantial amount of time & then moved back. What helped during that transition? What didn’t? Other advice for moving back to a home country?