Well, I blew my “30 days from departure” post.
Its been busy, and I have come home from work drained. But not so busy that I couldn’t have made an effort on some days. I think the real problem has been the real lack of focus on the usual things that make departure memorable. Forced to leave behind goodbye visits to places, people and friends because of the earthquake, I’m feeling disconnected from the whole departure process, which is sad. And I’m not the only one. I feel like others have checked out, or are barely functioning, or have simply lost interest in being here. Others are still buried in the recovery efforts. Everyone is physically or emotionally exhausted, or both. These are the things that go on far longer than the earthquake does in the news cycle.
I’m feeling disconnected from Nepal, from arrival at our new post in Jamaica, even from the prospect of some time in the UK and Greece before we head to the US for home leave. That will change. The realities of pack out will force me to focus. However, that’s the reason my blog has been silent all of June and I’d like to change that. Just before the earthquake Wandering Cows challenged me to the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge which requires you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. I had every intention of participating, but the earthquake got in the way. Now perhaps it will help me reconnect with my own blog and serve as a more positive way to reflect on some of the smaller, poignant stories that I have from my time here. So, Five Photos, Five Stories coming up….stay tuned!
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30 days10 days: Disconnected”
Nice to see you blogging again.
Thanks, Mindy. We miss you! I’m sorry I won’t see you before you get back.
Glad that you are sorting yourself out, Caroline. I hate moving. I find it difficult to deal with in old age. You will sail through it all. You are a very level-headed person. I’ve never been to Jamaica. It’s always seemed so far away.
I can’t wait to see your Five Photos, Five Stories challenge. But do it when you’re ready. You’ve had a zillion things going on (for good reason) and the blog will be here and set when you’re set. We’ll be here too !
Thanks. But I think its the right time. I need to end Nepal on a positive note and I hoping the challenge will help.
An earthquake hangover. Who woulda thunk? Blessings to the Wrights as you exit Nepal and move forward into your next adventure.
Thanks Claudia. It is indeed!
Understandably a very difficult time on many fronts.
Looking forward to 5 photos/stories.