Is it normal to miss work while on vacation?
Things are winding down. I’m heading back to Canada on August 10th. I can’t wait!!! My man is here, and we’re on vacation, exploring Java. I’m speaking a lot of English. I make a lot of mistakes. That’s usual though for me…haha… It’s a bit of a buffer to hang out with some one from North America in Indonesia just before heading back.
But the other day, I just broke down. As much as I’m looking forward to experience fall weather again, eat bran flakes for breakfast, have hot showers all the time, this year has brought me to people and places that I would never have dreamed of meeting. And I’m going to miss my friends here. A lot. Who else can I speak Javanese to in the middle of the night? I shared a bed with my friend for 3 months! She checked my hair for lice! And found some! We swam in the North Java Sea! She is so patient when I cannot explain myself. She taught me how to make sambal!
I wish I could bring back a bit of friend, a bit of sea, a bit of true cooking back with me.