It’s hard to believe that our EPIC year abroad has come to a conclusion. Brian and I have been having some serious snuggle time with our puppy dog and settling down in our new Adirondack digs. Reflecting on the past year, we had some thoughts:
Things we have learned
- FaceTime is a wonderful invention.
- I have a strong marriage.
- How to say “thank you” in about 10 languages.
- We are amazingly blessed.
- People are generally good.
- I can live with my mother-in-law (at least for a month!)
- Being homeless makes it possible to travel the world. I’m glad I don’t own a house.
- Not owning a car for a full year and only using public transportation is relatively painless, easy and cheap – at least in Europe!
- I’ve (mostly) successfully taught Europeans how to use an American credit card, as we don’t have an electronic chip in our cards.
- I’ve learned that seafood isn’t so bad when it’s caught locally that morning.
- Every country in the world has some form of delicious dried meat and some cheese – all very different, all very delicious.