Nineteen days. 19. Oddly, the “culture shock” has been more abrasive upon returning to America than it was when I entered Germany. Perhaps because, when I went to Germany, everything was new and exciting, an adventure! I tried to absorb it all, as quickly as I could. My feelings about returning to the States are and were very mixed, very bittersweet. I notice a new perspective, one that I believe can only be gained with experience outside one’s home; I now have a comparison, a contrast, one that I did not, before my year abroad. I notice differences in clothing styles, speech mannerisms, etiquette, culture, music, relations, things that I never saw before. Some of it is positive; some not so much. Regardless, it affirms my opinion that everyone who can live abroad for a period, should, if only to realize all of the different possibilities in life.
That’s all, Loggers. Enjoy the summer. =D