I am leaving for Czech Republic tomorrow to do my summer internship in Prague! Unfortunately I didn't secure a place to live yet, so I will be staying in a hostel until I find my new home. This will be the first time in a long time that I live in a place where I do not speak the local language. It will be an interesting experience and I'm excited about it!
I love the prospect of living temporarily in a new city and having the opportunity to experience the local culture, or at least some aspect of it! I believe that things will fall into place like they always do and that I will have an enjoyable time like I always do!
I know I will feel lonely at times too, especially when a random thought/occurrence/thing reminds me of those I miss. Certain moments will make me wish they could be there, sharing the same present with me. Nostalgia will surge in me... I still feel like I left a chunk of my heart in Vancouver with someone...
But I am looking ahead, feeling generally quite optimistic. I am excited to discover/try new things (within limits, of course!), to meet other expats and the local Czechs, and to make some friends. I look forward to live, to learn, and to enjoy! It will be a good adventure!
Pictures taken at Monterey Bay, CA.