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You can always come visit me!!

It will be difficult for you to readjust to stateside living, but you are strong.

Kia kaha ~ stay strong

Karen Olson

I can totally relate. My husband and I had such a hard time adjusting to the states after living in Mexico for 5 years. Blogging definitely helped. I was able to find the awesome every day just as I did in Mexico. Even life will never be the same the blogging and the photography does help.


Hi Cathy, I really want to say, "Don't fret, it will all work out," but truly I feel just as you do. Transitions are challenging for me. It took me a long while to get adjusted to our retirement lifestyle and embrace this stage of life. I can imagine your concerns . . . but you don't have to settle. Bring that adventurous spirit with you back to the States. Plan travel and trips, make dates with friends for artful outings, take a class, add a new hobby . . . you get the idea. In no time at all, your life will be rich and full - and you will be a joy-filled goddess!

Marilyn Gallas

You have been so fortunate to travel and see so much of the world, and make such good friends. I would have the same feelings.


Best wishes as you make this transition. Hopefully you will find as many friends and great finds at the other end of your journey.
This is a great photo to go with your post.
Won't you please link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/textures.html? I hope to see you each week!


Oh, I cannot believe how fast these past three years have flown by!! I understand your anxiety on all levels. It is hard to leave people behind, even though you are coming back to other people, and life here must sound pretty tame after all your amazing adventures. I hope you will still be in the air and on the road and head out on a new goal of 50 states!!

Robin aka Gotham Girl

Oh how I understand how you must feel...but I also tell myself that if tomorrow I could no longer travel and see the world...well I would be ok with that for I have seen way more than most individuals on this earth and for that I am so thankful! Enjoy your remaining time!

odile lm

Hi Cathy!
Sorry for commenting so late your post about the end of your Asian life.
I can understand how hard and sad it must be to move back to your homeland after so many years of a dreamy life...
I guess you won't give up travelling and discovering beautiful places in a more western part of the world...
What a beautiful stack of vintage suitcases! I imagine you won't use these ones to pack your things to the US!
There are only 2 months left for in your "paradise" and I hope you'll enjoy fully, besides the work of sorting and packing, your last weeks in beautiful Asia...

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