It is normal to experience a ‘reverse’ cultural shock, where you miss the old culture, the old habits, the old food... The sense of nostalgia of being in what became your comfort zone, where you have friends, a routine and a daily life. Some people will take a while to readjust even to their…Read more Don’t Compare! New place, new everything
This has been [very] hard for me. There is always a book you are attached to, a picture you bought in a village in Myanmar, the pretty dress you never wore… and you want to hang on to them-- after all they are part of your history. But, unfortunately, you will have to learn…Read more Disconnect from your things
English is my second language. Spanish is my third language. And yes I have an accent in both. Don’t fall into traps to believe you don’t have an accent. You probably do. And what I’ve heard from everyone is: “be proud of your accent.” Your accent is who you are. It took me a long time to feel comfortable about it, but in the end of the day accents are a sign of strength (you know more than one language, duh!). It makes you different, and it makes you unique. So embrace it! Be proud of it!