Monday, February 2, 2009


I'm with Chris.

I don't want this blog to become a storehouse of only funny things, I want it to be as honest as is possible.

That being said, I did find myself shying away from it last week.

It's hard to write from an unbiased point of view. Especially when I know old teachers and co-workers and in-laws and the President are reading. But I will try.

Last week was the most difficult week I have had in Turkey.  
And it wasn't just because of one thing.
It started with unrealistic report-writing for school (involving calculators to average grades...what are we, cavemen?) and ended with the ATM eating my debit card for no good reason (seriously, I called the good reason...just ate it).

I do know that what my great grandma use to tell her daughter that she use to tell her daughter that she now tells me "This too shall pass," is very true.

I have video evidence.

When Chris and I first arrived here, we couldn't even order a pizza.

Now, not only can we order one, we can call when it's late and successfully demand that it be free.
Not being able to find food was extremely frustrating.  Chris and I were so annoyed and frustrated and defeated.
But now?  Now we're proud and confident and happy.

We experience rough times and we grow.
It's so cliche, but it's true.

Only when we are testing the limits of our life can we increase confidence and grow personally.

I will try in the future to be more open on this here blog when the going gets rough.

I will grow.

And you our readers will grow with us.
Hopefully without too much judgement, but maybe with lots.

Either way we won't really know because you are there and we are here.

In conclusion, happy groundhog day and congrats to the Steelers.

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