Friday, December 28, 2007

Re-entering the blogosphere


A year ago, I returned from my stint in Weihai. I was in China again for two weeks in March. Re-entry into the life of the university and that of my family took quite awhile. I'd been warned that it all took time, but I was surprised nonetheless. You change while you're overseas, and returning home requires that you change again. This makes it hard to find your orientation to writing, your voice.
In reentry, there is a heightened sense of absurdity. For a long time I felt unable to blog about anything interesting without being negative, critical or tactless. This is changing. I'm back in the blogosphere.

4 comments:

Marie & Dennis said...

Welcome back, We have missed you!
Marie & Dennis

mac said...

Hear! Hear!

Roz said...

Thanks, guys!

Jana Dobesova said...

Roz, everyone experiences re-entry differently so I cannot possibly claim that I understand how you felt about coming back to the USA after a year in the China. I don't even know how I would start explaining to anyone what it was like to come back to the Czech Republic after 10 years int he USA on a 13-day notice. It was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO hard. I am glad you could blog about it and had people around you who were supportive of you during this transition.

What does tomorrow mean? It is 5:30 pm here, but at home it’s 5:00 in the morning. I leave Weihai tomorrow and make a stop in Beijing. ...