Tag Archives: adjusting to a move

Honeymoon Phase and Perspective

When our family arrived in Beijing, 2 weeks ago, and drove to our new home, it felt mostly familiar and only a little new.  That feeling continued when we walked over to the shopping center for dinner that evening.  After … Continue reading

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Culture Shock- Revisited

People typically go through four clear steps of cultural adjustment when relocating to a new country. The first step is known as the Honeymoon Phase and can be described as: —Initial Delight and Exhilaration A new arrival can expect to … Continue reading

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It’s Going to Take a While

I’m going to do something I rarely do.  I’m going to complain, so if you aren’t in the mood, feel free to skip this post.  I think I’m due, though.  So far, I’ve done pretty well settling into life here.  … Continue reading

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Sharing Nature

I know that if we are going to live in nature, we have to share it with the other creatures who occupy it, but it’s going to take some getting used to, I can tell. When we were selecting the … Continue reading

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