I had a quick chat with my sister-in-law yesterday and she asked, "Are you a changed woman?" I told her that I'm still the same ol' Meg, but the more I think about it, the more I realize I have changed. I definitely have a different outlook on life and have really enjoyed every single second, good and bad, about this journey.
With less than two weeks in Vietnam, my eyes and my ears are working on overdrive trying to soak up everything life over here has to offer. I cant stop thinking about how surreal it feels that I have actually been living in South East Asia for four months. Which I can assure you is 100% different than living at home.
Sadly, as hard as I try, I can't put my mind on pause. So yesterday when I was being the beach queen that I am, enjoying fresh seafood and great company, my mind kept slipping back to the next phase. I'm not quite sure I'm ready for it. Whatever "it" is. (That's a whole other issue in itself)
I do have to admit that it's really nice to have Dan back in Hoi An. I enjoyed every little second of my "me time" but with the next phase quickly approaching, it's nice to know that we're in it together. A together that's ever-changing but with what feels like infinite roots that keep us grounded and strong to get through those windy storms.
For now, I am going to embrace that 100% difference that South East Asia has to offer and be an unusual procrastinator and not think about the next phase. I'm going to enjoy my weekly mani-pedi, $2 bottles of nice wine, and the slow atmosphere that life is offering me right now because I know that everything is going to come to an end. If only I could pack it up, ship it home and have it all waiting for me when I get back to the States.