Thursday, December 11, 2008


In just a few minutes, I'll be heading out the door of my Istanbul daire (apartment) to start the long trip back to San Francisco, my first visit home in almost a year. I'm excited, of course (friends! food! drinks!), but also a bit anxious, for reasons that are difficult to pinpoint or explain. I was discussing this recently with another ex-pat, who said that "you know you've changed" from your time abroad, "but you don't know how" until you go back. I guess I'll find out soon. I hope it's for the better.


Emily ohhhsweetturkey said...

I understand about the not quite knowing how you have changed but you absolutely have. I am from the States as well. I just found your blog and have enjoyed reading it.

happy holidays

The Turkish Life said...

Thanks, Emily. I'm back now, not sure if I've had any big revelations, but it's nice to know others recognize the feeling. Glad to find your blog too.