Since June (2016), I’ve been adjusting to a “new normal” (one of my husband’s favorite expressions). Perhaps I’ve been reading too much fantasy/scifi lately, but I feel like I’ve been plucked from my normal, comfortable reality to a slightly different, alternate one. There are so many things about living in England that are the same as being in the US, but often with a small, subtle (or not so subtle) tweak.
For instance, before I left Georgia, I sold my lovely red 2007 Mazda 3. It was nearly 10 years old, but it didn’t feel that way to me. After a few months without a car in England, and right before school began, my husband bought me a car: a blue 2007 Mazda 3. So much about this car is the same as my old one, but with some significant differences, the most obvious being the side of the car the steering wheel is on and the color (colour?).
Over the next months, I plan to share my adventures in this alternate reality. There will be stories of everyday life, grand adventures, and how teaching in England compares to teaching in the US. I hope you’ll join me as I share my stories.