Today I’m over at Meet Plan Go! where my post about re-entry processing has been published. Join me over there in the comments, won’t you?
From the post:
I’m convinced that what really gets us in re-entry isn’t reverse culture-shock (I can order my favorite coffee without pantomiming! Do we really need 1,000 types of cereal to choose from?), but rather the on-going, subtler reverse culture-fatigue (Why do I feel out of sync? Do I really want to stay in this career? Why am I so bored?).
After a career break abroad we know we’ve changed. But we often can’t articulate how (much) we’ve changed. Just as the majority of culture is invisible to us, so are the nuanced ways our travels have transformed us.