The Introvert Expat SAHM Diaries

July 18: Thankful Thursday πŸ™

I am thankful, despite all appearances to the contrary, of this whole uprooted expat-SAHM experience.

I used to be wound up so tightly, wearing my type-A + perfectionist personality like a badge of honor. I did not have the capacity to be interested in people, or to be interested in life, for that matter. What’s worse is that I wasn’t even aware of it.

I was always just busy and preoccupied with wowing the bosses at work. Now I notice the small things like, how beautiful fresh morning air smells or how good my eldest is at dancing, or when my baby is getting angry or when my husband does the dishesΒ  ….

And I just feel grateful a lot more often.

I might virtually be kicking, screaming and throwing things all over the place throughout this whole experience, and yet I know without an iota of doubt that I will never –Β among many other things – take friends for granted again.

I learned how to cook (IK,R?!!), crochet, knit and blog and am ready to welcome new skills into my life. I am now an exerciser. I am taking care of my 1 y.o. without the help of a nanny and, my house is proof of this, I am no longer such a perfectionist 😁

I just know that I have become a better version of myself. And for this, I am thankful ❀

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12 thoughts on “July 18: Thankful Thursday πŸ™”

  1. How much longer do you plan to be overseas? Being grateful is definitely a good lesson to learn and you’ve learned so many other things too! I hope you’re very impressed with yourself:)

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    1. I really don’t know AJ & honestly I decided a while ago not to focus on an ‘exit date’ because to me that would mean I’m not really learning to make lemonade from my lemons. I mean, truthfully (and thankfully) I have this stubborn nature that (secretly) loves a challenge. And I see this overseas thing as a challenge. I still wave my fists at the universe in anger and frustration from time to time but I always come back to myself with an “okay, I still need to find more lessons, what else can I do …” Not so much impressed but grateful really & appreciative of myself for learning to adjust and … rise majestically. LOL! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

      Hey thank so much for reading & commenting! ❀ ❀

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