You don’t need to be an Einstein to know that coming back to the States after a year in Guatemala was certainly an adjustment. Ignoring the much more complicated emotional-mental-heart side of it, let’s just skip right to the nitty gritty part.
What were the five strangest things to adjust back to?
5. Snow. I came back in January, right in the worst of winter. Snow, ice, sleet. Ew.
4. Being outside and not seeing mountains and volcanoes. This place feels so flat.
3. Basically having a house and a room to myself. Without seven housemates, my life is a lot quieter and a lot less exciting. I often find myself thinking back to our house with the cozy “living room” and the communal kitchen table. And I miss it.
2. Toilet paper goes in the toilet here.
And weird adjustment #1?
1. Remembering how to drive a car! Seriously, my first few weeks back behind the wheel were just terrifying.