Saturday, December 12, 2009

American Squirrels are HUGE!

I've been home for about two weeks now and I'm feeling like it's time for a little bit of reflection. So far I have found the transition back to home very smooth. The most bizarre adjustment I've had to make is getting used to these huge squirrels we have in the U.S. Apparently that's one thing I had forgotten while I was away. Other than that I still feel a little surprised when random people like store clerks or fellow shoppers engage in lively conversation with me. I guess I'm not used to being able to connect or have a conversation with a stranger and it's a nice surprise. This tends to happen in cliche Minnesota form and it makes me laugh every time. It also makes me happy I will be spending time in Minnesota for a while.

At this point I've decided that the culture shock didn't happen because it's impossible to compare my India life with my life here. Everything at home feels like it's in place and as it should be, which isn't shocking. Since India is so full of surprises and shocking contrasts I had gotten used to constantly adapting so coming home was just another adaptation.

I miss many things from India but I'm happy to be back in a stable environment. It feels good to know I have some control over my own life again (or at least I think I do). I'm sure it wont be long until I'm craving some instability again but for now I am content.

38 comments:

  1. 人生的價值以及他的快樂,都在於他有能力看重自己的生存........................................

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  2. 過去的事早已消失,未來的更是渺不可知,只有現在是真實的。 ..................................................

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  3. 你的選擇就是做或不做,不做就永遠不會有機會.............................................

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  4. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」......................................................................

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  5. 什麼樣的學習計畫並不重要,重要的是你是什麼樣的人。............................................................

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  6. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」............................................................

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  7. 果然很有意思呀....這當然要頂一頂呀 ̄﹏ ̄......................................................

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  8. 當我微笑時,世界和我一起微笑;當我快樂時,世界和我一起活躍。..................................................

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