I hope everything's coming together for your home assignment. I feel stressed even thinking about it.Here's an extended reply to a question like that:
|Moving into this house. Our entry looked like this (after a while)!|
Hating the process of upheaval.
Happy to be going to our home country, where most things are just a little bit more familiar and easier.
Sad about saying goodbyes here.
Placated that many of the goodbyes are actually, "See you later."
Excited about seeing friends and family that we've missed while being away.
Depressed at how much there is to do.
Impatient to see it all over and us settled on the other side.
Relieved that I'll be able to speak English for 12 months.
Thrilled to see some things starting to fall in place.
Daunted by the pile of things to get completed.
Lightheaded about the possibilities in Australia. (Like writing and editing courses for me, wrestling club for the boys.)
Grieved at missed opportunities here while we're away.
Enthusiastic about new opportunities we'll find in Australia.
Fearful about how the boys will "land".
Joyful anticipation at being able to easily buy things that we can't here.
Apprehension at facing large Australian supermarkets again (so much choice).
Nervous because I know that all the above emotions are only going to intensify as the time draws closer.
Does that give you a broader picture about how I'm feeling? I'm usually a pretty steady person, emotionally, and times like this I don't like because I get a bit more thrashed around than usual!