Leaving on a Jet Plane
Here's a real time photo of me right now, getting in some last minutes of work as we're surrounded by packers:
It's been a busy couple of days. Most of this stuff isn't ours, but my in-laws are also in the process of moving, so there's a lot of chaos.
I had been hoping to write a nice little reflection of the last two years here in Amman, Jordan, but now with the sounds of tape and cardboard in my ears, and nervous excitement in my heart, I'm not sure what I'll be able to get out.
The next months I'm sure will prove to be full of excitement as we try and adjust back to life in America. In the two years we've been here in Jordan, I have not actually left the desert or Arab culture. We've traveled, but only within the region. And you'd have to go back 5 years to find the time I was last in America.
When I was younger I would generally spend the months before our return to the States thinking about the different kinds of food I would eat. Now the world is a different place and most big cities will have a large enough international population that you can find whatever food you want. Even here in Amman. So the things I'm most excited for are as follows:
- Wearing shorts outside.
- Walking around the neighborhood without mountain climbing, navigating broken/irregular/missing sidewalks, and dodging cars.
- Plugging things into the wall easily and without stress.
I guess one food item still made the list. Feel free to leave your favorite recipes for cooking with bacon (or really any kind of pork) in the comments. I'm going to be eating a lot of it.
Here are the things I'm thinking I'll miss the most about Amman. We'll see if I get it right.
Tomorrow we wake up in England!
Hi There! I’m Marisa Lerin and you’ll see me around at Pixel Scrapper a lot. I started this site in 2010 soon after I discovered a new love in digital scrapbooking. Pixel Scrapper has gone through some significant changes since that time and it’s grown into this lovely community site you are seeing now. I am daily surprised by the turn of life’s events that has led me down this path. If you're new to the site, welcome! Here are a few tidbits about me that I hope will help you get to know me better!
I’m originally from Minnesota, USA, but spent a good chunk of my childhood living abroad (in Bolivia and Hong Kong). I returned to Minnesota to attend university, got married and then moved overseas again (Korea, then Jordan and 1 year of traveling). My designs are heavily influenced by these many nomadic years. I am currently back in the USA, now living in the great state of Oregon!
I have no official training for what I’m doing, since I decided very wisely (haha) to study physics in university. I am always learning new things about digital scrapbooking, and this community has been immensely helpful for that!
If I manage to stop digital scrapbooking you will probably find me watching TV, reading or baking. I also enjoy writing for the blog here at Pixel Scrapper where I talk about whatever happens to be catching my fancy at the moment.
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