I had hoped to keep blogging when I moved back to the U.S. It’s obvious that it didn’t work out. I was too absorbed in living my life, instead of being an observer, to keep writing. Many things have happened since. I continued working for my non-profit, my career advanced, I made new friends and found a new community. I have lived life to the fullest in Austin, taking advantage of the weather and live music and generally had a blast! I also got pregnant, had a baby, traveled for work, and continue to take advantage of the amazing city in which I live, with one more person in tow.
And now I am back! Four years after we left Turkey, we have returned for a visit. It has been fascinating to be back in Turkey. It simultaneously feels the same and different. While I missed some things, in others I am reminded why we wanted to move back to to the U.S. While I am here, I hope to have a chance to blog about it. This is one of the things, from my time in Turkey, I have missed.