could this be my last Saturday here in Atyrau, Kazakhstan?? If all goes well with our visas, this may well be my last Saturday here.
As I sit out here on my patio I’m choosing to slow down just for a while (because there’s a million and one things to get done!!)
I’m not going to deny it – I am an expat. I get that adrenaline rush when my hubby tells me that it’s time to move again. I love it. It’s exciting. A new country, a new city, new opportunities, new relationships and of course the challenges. I would be in denial if I did not admit that there are challenges.
there are so many emotions all at the same time but I don’t think I would want it any other way.
Stay too long in one place and I start to get this itch, like I can’t sit still and little things that only happen in the location that I’m currently calling home, start to bug me. Yes that’s what happened in Bangkok. 4 years felt a little too long.
This time around – we are leaving just before we would hit our 3rd year. But I feel ready. 3 Kazakhstan winters is good enough. I am at peace to leave and for my family we feel like we are leaving at a good time.
Of course I’m going to miss the place, the people and the community. And I would be lying if I said I wouldn’t.
Don’t cry because it’s over. SMILE because it happened.
this week I’ll share photo’s of our past 2 years, 11 months here.
It’s been a joy.