I’ve had such a nice day. Everything just seems so positive right now and so full of potential. I was walking down East Main Avenue in Round Rock this evening and it hit me again. I’m in the USA… I’m in Texas! I am so happy that this has finally happened!
I had a pretty good run in the UK. I experienced a lot of amazing things. I learned a lot being a civilian (rather than a tourist) in a foreign country for such a long time. Being the one with a foreign accent was normal. My expectations changed. I adapted. I grew. Then it was time to go.
Now here I am. My accent doesn’t stand out (well maybe it does a bit with the scattered Britishisms). I drive a car that doesn’t exist in the UK. Restaurants have free refills on soft drinks! There isn’t mold in my bathroom! Every day, the sun shining. In fact, every day its freaking hot! This is SO COOL!
Eventually I will stop marvelling at all this stuff. It’ll become normal again. My expectations will change and I will adapt. I guess I’ll grow some more! But I don’t plan on going anywhere for awhile!