One step forward, two steps back

This time last year, Hub's and I were in Vancouver, Canada enjoying an extended long weekend. I had just started a new job and things were great. I like to think that we led a very blessed and somewhat worry-free life. Who would have thought, that in a few weeks time, our "mundane" life would be rocked by a life changing opportunity.

Recently, I found out that the job that I would have had was in jeopardy and many changes were taking place. It really put things in perspective for me. Usually when I'm having one of my homesickness episodes, I would use the whole "I had a great job back home and I'm reduced to this" argument. Now, I have to think twice about that.

Maybe it's because we are two and half weeks from being reunited with family, but I've just been an emotional basket case for the last few days, and it doesn't help that I've been sick and cooped up. Of course, you never see that in our pictures or posts, but it's those blissful moments that get me through these struggles. I ask myself every morning "what the heck is my purpose here in Vienna?" and there is never an easy answer. It's exhausting. Every day has become an uphill battle. I've taken baby steps to get through each day and learned so much in the last eight months, that I might not have if we were still in our past life. I am grateful for that, at least.

Here's to trucking along another two, crazy busy months and before we know it, it'll be our one year mark!


A Chronicle Of My Experiences Living Abroad: One step forward, two steps back

October 8, 2013

One step forward, two steps back

This time last year, Hub's and I were in Vancouver, Canada enjoying an extended long weekend. I had just started a new job and things were great. I like to think that we led a very blessed and somewhat worry-free life. Who would have thought, that in a few weeks time, our "mundane" life would be rocked by a life changing opportunity.

Recently, I found out that the job that I would have had was in jeopardy and many changes were taking place. It really put things in perspective for me. Usually when I'm having one of my homesickness episodes, I would use the whole "I had a great job back home and I'm reduced to this" argument. Now, I have to think twice about that.

Maybe it's because we are two and half weeks from being reunited with family, but I've just been an emotional basket case for the last few days, and it doesn't help that I've been sick and cooped up. Of course, you never see that in our pictures or posts, but it's those blissful moments that get me through these struggles. I ask myself every morning "what the heck is my purpose here in Vienna?" and there is never an easy answer. It's exhausting. Every day has become an uphill battle. I've taken baby steps to get through each day and learned so much in the last eight months, that I might not have if we were still in our past life. I am grateful for that, at least.

Here's to trucking along another two, crazy busy months and before we know it, it'll be our one year mark!


2 Comments:

At October 8, 2013 at 10:33 PM , Anonymous Emily said...

It really will be ok! I know -- the pictures and stories seem to always capture the good moments, and then, when you mention a frustration, people are like, "What?!?'

I try to think of it as, "What can I get out of being here in Vienna?" instead of "What is my purpose here?" Because *my* purpose here is changing diapers and wiping noses, and much as I love that, there's not a TON of great motivation in that. ;)

Big hugs!

 
At October 9, 2013 at 2:39 AM , Blogger Anna Simpkins said...

Think of it as your resting up for your best friend to drag your tush all over...or vice versa. So rest up, because six days with us is going to be exhausting. Ha! Less than 2 months to go!

 

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