In the last post I wrote about some of the questions we have gotten from family & friends since sharing with them that we were moving to the Middle East, however; I didn’t write about the one question that I have received more than any other: “Are you scared?” I thought I would take a moment to answer that question.
Yes, I am very scared.
I think that most people are asking me this question thinking that I am scared of living and working in Kuwait, and at this point I feel really great about that decision. I am not scared of immersing myself into a new culture and learning about a new religion, I welcome that aspect of our move. I am not scared of the current political situation in Kuwait. Kuwait’s neighbors have been politically unstable for quite a long time but Kuwait itself has been doing great.
All that said, I am scared. I am deeply terrified of missing my family and friends.
I don’t know how you move 6,746 miles away from the people you love without being scared.
As the days get closer I feel that pit in my stomach grow and grow. As I was telling Mitch about this fear the other day he looked at me and said “Home is always just a plane ride away.” and it made my pit shrink at least a tiny bit.
My nieces and nephew….wouldn’t you miss these cute little faces too?