Thursday, August 02, 2007

Is there life after... Tefl | TEFL

This article is the kind of dialog that goes on in my head nearly everyday of my existence here in Japan. Anna Blackaby starts her article by voicing the thought I have at least once a day, "maybe it's time to go back." But as time goes on for me, another question rises, "What does it mean to go back"? I mean when does one not qualify for going back? My home is here as far as my personal situation is concerned. I have some family in the US, but I have more here. Every home that I lived in is now occupied by someone other than my family. I've lost contact with nearly every friend I ever had there.

"Go back to what," is how my self dialogs usually end nowdays. I am back.

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EFL Geek said...

I'm making my first trip home in 5 years and am not even excited.

My real home is where I have lived for the past 10 years.

Daniel said...

I visit my family once or twice a year, and I enjoy it very much for lots of reasons, but I can't say that I'm going "home" or that I would ever "go home," meaning back to the US for a long term.

I agree with you, though. It is so funny when people, after asking me the usual questions about my nationality/race, ask when I'm going "home." They don't get the answer they want, usually.