‘You can never go back home.’
I’d heard that repatting was particularly hard — harder, I’d been told, than expatting was in the first place — but I’d hoped that that somehow wouldn’t be the case for us… that the adventure of it all would smooth out the bumps. But, as you all know, the reality for us has been textbook. And that, whilst we’re dealing with all sorts of other difficulties that would be arduous enough in themselves under any circumstances, the fact that we’re facing them against the backdrop of making this move to another country just magnifies every hurdle.
So, whilst I am very sorry to see that she been struggling so much, it was a bit of a relief to me when I read that Deliverance has been finding her move back to the US as difficult as I am — so difficult, in fact, that she is closing her repat-blog. It makes me feel a little less crazy for finding ‘home’ to be so… well, so foreign. It’s not just me.