I just realized that it's been over a month since I gave an update on my life over here. I think that's because life has caught up with me. It turns out, this isn't just one big vacation, I actually have to go to work! I think I neglected this thought some when deciding to make my move over here. I get almost six weeks of vacation time and I've already decided that it isn't enough. I'm clearly going to have to get better at weekend travel.
Another piece of reality that has struck me over the course of the last 2-3 weeks is the fact that I am a good 4500 miles away from home. That's right, homesickness has settled in. I really appreciate the supportive comments from everyone over the course of the last couple of weeks. Things will get better. I love this city! I just need to figure out how to get Irv out of Iowa in order to get my whole family over here. I do not anticipate success in this endeavor though.
Work continues to go very well. While I was working toward the same goals in the US, policies and procedures are quite a bit different. My general state of confusion is sometimes frustrating, but the work is fascinating and I feel like I have been quite lucky by working with some very supportive social workers.
On another note, I anticipate a fun and exciting weekend in England. For those that don't follow soccer (I admit that I know nothing about it), the US plays England tomorrow afternoon in the World Cup. People are super excited about soccer (or football if I'm calling things the right way over here). You really can't escape it, nor would you want to. I'm just glad I have sports to focus on over here as I understand everything that I love about sports in the US is crumbling down around my beloved Manhattan, Kansas. I can't believe that I leave the country for two months and the Big XII falls apart. So depressing!
I promise to do better about blog posts in the coming weeks. I look forward to doing some jet setting very soon!