It snuck up on me…exactly one year ago today I left Bologna to return to family, friends, and career in the US. It hasn’t been an easy year, but I don’t regret it, especially the moments spent with loved ones.
I really had no idea of the level of challenge that would accompany returning to my own country after 3.5 years abroad. I just remember sitting in my ex-boyfriend’s car as we sped to Malpensa airport near Milan, looking out the window at the bright Italian sunlight and the green countryside, wondering what would lie ahead. One year ago to the hour.
In retrospect, my naïveté supported me, as if I had known in advance, I don’t think I would have had the guts to do it. But I am still trying to understand why returning “home” can be such a challenge!
The support from both sides of the pond, including the blogging community, has been a blessing…extending a big, heartfelt thanks.