This is actually a really interesting and great article. I just wanted to share it with all of you because these are some of the same thoughts I have had even before I left the US.
Yesterday Macy and Melissa left *sniffle*
What this means is I now have the whole duplex to myself… it’s quite the strange feeling to have two of us gone. We’ve been together every day for nearly ten months. I keep expecting to have Melissa walk through the door at home and have conversations about any and everything on the random. I don’t have anyone to turn the hot water on for me when she goes to bed before I get off… sounds selfish, but I just found it awesome that Melissa never forgot. I think what is the strangest though is thinking about going home… I’m excited, really excited actually, but at the same time, it feels… odd, as though I’m leaving my life.
The only thing I can compare this feeling to is when I left to come here. When I left home I was vacating my life to go somewhere else and live… now, I’m going back to that life, but both it and I have changed. I guess you can only understand if you’ve had two different lives in two different places… I’m leaving my new friends to go back to old friends, some who might not even realize I was gone for ten months. I’m leaving my new home to go back to my old home that has changed in my absence. I’m leaving my new life that I’ve grown into and returning to my old life that I feel does not fit me anymore. The worst part is, I will be a stranger in my own world.
Alas, I have eleven days before I vacate my life here, instead of sulking and pondering what could go wrong in my head, I shall instead live it up, enjoy my last few days as a dean at Maxwell, and enjoy my last bit of time in the beautiful country of Kenya.