Hammerica

Returning to America after four years in Europe

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Comic Relief for the World Cup Widow

It hasn't even started but I'm already sick of the World Cup.

Europe's great neutral nation seems to know this about those of us with x-y chromosones and has launched a fabulous ad campaign.

Yum. This World Cup widow is already planning her next vacation!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

1 Year + 1 Day

One year ago today, I was starting my first full day back in the U.S. It was a horribly uncertain period - I was back in my dad's house, with no job and little money. I had no idea what I was going to do next or how I was going to start a whole new life. Had I made the right decision to throw away my life in Holland with only my gut telling me that it was right thing to do, however painful.

If I would have been able to see today, a mere year later, I wouldn't have worried a bit. I have a great job with fanastic, if sometimes slightly crazy, colleagues. I have re-connected with old friends and made a few new ones. I have made a comfortable home in the most gorgeous apartment I've ever lived in. And I met a man who is easily the best boyfriend in the world.

I am, for the most part, re-adjusted to life in the U.S. but still often miss Europe and my friends there. But the near-constant existential crisis is gone. I have found my home, and my peace. Who would have ever guessed that I would have to go on such a roundabout - albeit extraordinary - journey only to end up where I started?