|The tiniest member of my welcoming committee.
Once we left the airport, we went to...Chipotle! No surprise for anyone who knows me at all. I LOVE CHIPOTLE. It was delicious, but I could barely finish it. My stomach is still on Romanian capacity and digestion. Does that make any sense? Oh well. One major realization that I've had is that my stomach prefers Romanian food, or rather fresh, non-processed food...everything I've eaten so far has made me sick. Thankfully it's not too severe, but I definitely don't feel good after I eat.
|I missed this guy.
I went to the dentist on Tuesday. I was almost positive I had a cavity or two, but thankfully I passed with flying colors. No cavities for me! Anyways, my dental hygienist asked me a question that I haven't been asked in months..."So what do you do?" I stumbled as I started to answer..."Well I used to be a school social worker, but I quit my job and I've been doing mission work in Romania." Did those words really just come out of my mouth? Sometimes it's still hard to believe that this is my life and not someone else's. Yes, Casey, you did quit your stable, well-paying job and move to another country to work with people. Woah.
Overall, I don't have any complaints. As far as culture shock goes, I feel like things have been going very well. Of course, there have been a few things that I've had to adjust back to (driving, food, the overwhelmingness of shopping, etc), but all things I can handle. I feel like I was pretty aware of the re-entry process before I re-entered so that also helped.
I need to rewind a bit in the next blog post or two and share what I was doing in Romania before I left. The last month was a bit of a whirlwind with VBS (3 different ones), saying goodbyes, a weekend away with some teens, my INCREDIBLE roommate (Hi Beth!), the medieval festival, and more...I've got some writing to do.