It’s hard to believe that week #2 of school is already over and that I’ve been in the states for over 4 weeks already… woah!! Slowly slowly there are parts of life that are starting to feel more “normal” and not quite as overwhelming, but there are still some areas that I wonder if I’ll ever adjust to!!! Let me break it down for you…
-School- Ok, so I’ve had two weeks of classes and I definitely know where I’m going each day and the general idea of what’s going on. Yay!! So far the work load hasn’t been too bad and I haven’t had any trouble keeping up, praise God! I know there are some projects that are going to be starting soon and exams coming up though, so maybe things will get a little more difficult, but we’ll cross those bridges when we get there! J
|I decided to take my sisters to my 8:00AM Anatomy and Physiology class...|
-Grocery Stores- I think I can finally walk through a grocery store without looking quite so shell-shocked and amazed at the varieties… mostly. I did go into Costco the other day (like Pricesmart, for those in Guate), and I was a little overwhelmed there, but we’re getting better!
-Driving- You will no longer see me driving down the street like a little grandmother, hoping not to break any speed limits/laws! Don’t get me wrong, I’m still being careful, but I don’t feel like I’m on edge quite as much as I used to be!
|Logan all pimped out and representing Guate!|
-I’ve also enjoyed re-connecting with some friends and catching up with people. It’s fun to be able to go out when I want to and make plans on my own!
|Brad showing some Guatemalan Pride!!|
|Just catching a ride from a 5 year old...|
|Clay giving me a ride!|
Not So "Normal" Parts:
-Dog- At my aunt and uncle’s house we have a Boston Terrier, Spike. Don’t get me wrong, I love Spike, but I really do miss my doggies too!!! I think I’m going through big-dog withdrawal!
-Noses- I’m still trying to get used to the nose on Logan, it feels quite big!!! I’ve gotten better, but every now and then I’ll still cut it a little close…
-Bathrooms- Those trashcans are still REALLY far away from the toilets!!!!!!
-I’m finding remnants of Guatemala in different parts of my stuff, which I’m not complaining about! The other day I was walking to class though and found a volcanic rock in my backpack… now how’d that get there?!?!
Overall I would say that I’m becoming more and more settled here in the US and it’s beginning to feel more like “home” than it had before. That’s not to say that I don’t miss my friends and family in Guate, because I really REALLY do, but I am enjoying making connections and finding my place here in the good ‘ol USA as well!! Thanks for your continued prayers and encouragement, they mean a ton!!!!! J
|Just a random sunrise... just because. :)|