In this moment, I’m really missing my family and friends. I’m also really missing the food. Every day this week in school I’ve been teaching students about the traditions and foods, pausing every few seconds after I say things like, “Then we have …sweet potato pie… and…. kale and collard greens…and….sometimes we eat a lot of ham…. spiral ham.”
It’s a sad day!
But I’m also reminded of how grateful I should be.
I’m thankful for the opportunity to live in another country. Travel is a luxury, sadly, and not many people can afford it. Whether it’s affording the time, money, or health to do so. I’ve been given an amazing gift to live abroad, and I have to do my part to make the most of it.
I’m thankful for my teachers and advisors and managers and bosses. So many of them have taught me so much. In finishing some applications for my new career and academic goals, I reached out to some teachers and advisors and they didn’t hesitate to help me out. It felt amazing to have been received by so much support, and I’m truly grateful for them.
I’m grateful for the friends I’ve made here and the friends I’ve left behind back home. I’m so happy that life has brought all of us together, and I’m glad that they’re there for me, no matter what. Much love from across the pond!
Last but not least, my family! I adore you all! I love you all! I miss you dearly, and I can’t wait to see you all. Thank you all for supporting me, reading the blog (hey y’all!) and being there for me with a kind word, helping hand, and a story to change my life or give me a laugh. I hope y’all save me some candied yams and sweet potato biscuits and greens and ham and mac and cheese and sweet potato pie. Please. Please save me some. Please.