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Remember all that extra time I had off from work not too long ago? Remember how I thought I would accomplish so much in all that EXTRA time? Well it seems this summer was a summer of low tech relaxation. I avoided my laptop like the plague and it felt AMAZING. I should really do it more often, because it meant that I could really switch off and just enjoy life in the moment. Don’t get me wrong, I still was addicted to my phone.. but it was great to step away from work and just enjoy being at home.
I did manage to squeeze a lot into all that downtime I had. From flying to Toronto from Singapore, then to Philadelphia with my big sis for a EdTech conference, to Vegas to meet a dear friend from Singapore, to being back on the farm, to Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, and then back to the farm for other local adventures. It was a fantabulous summer and I got to spend so much time with my family. I loved it. Sister time, niece and nephew time, parent time, aunts, uncles, cousins – gosh even cousins twice removed! It was a fun-filled family holiday! And I also got to see some of my friends in there too! Sadly, I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to… which is always the case for my trip back home. How do you fit a year of being away into only a month?! C’est tout simplement impossible!!
And in no particular order… the highlights.
It was definitely a summer that will be tough to beat. But hey, I like a challenge!
But there is always an end to the summer fun, then the reality of moving back to Singapore sets in. This year, coming back was the hardest I have found it since that day at the airport 11 years ago when I first left. I cried my heart out saying goodbye to Mom and Dad. Then cried through customs. Then on the plane. And once more when I got back for good measure.
As amazing as life is over here, nothing can replace ‘home’.
I miss you guys!!!