Six full years abroad

Today makes the sixth full rotation around the earth for me and my time in Moscow, and while it is a milestone that feels surreal, I don’t know what to say at this point. So, I’ll try to keep things short and sweet: I’m still happy to be here. I think this turbulence generated on the whole situation by COVID-19 has really made me appreciate the year (despite all that happened), but I genuinely feel happy for my situation. Now of course, I’ve been made redundant and need to find a new job again, but if anything I’ve especially learned in Russia, it’s that I’ll rebound. For now, I’ve got the memories of experiencing new, awesome students, spending quality time at friends’ apartments to shoot the breeze over a few beers and pizzas, and generally enjoying my youth to get through things. I’ve been blessed to have such a wonderful support system that even when things go pear shaped, I’m in good hands. So, my sixth full year has continued on blessing me in that regard! Facing a seventh full year seems a bit daunting, what with the visa issues (i.e. it’s not possible to leave and get a new visa) and lack of a job that would give me that security, but I know I’m going to pull through and thrive, so I hope that in 365 days from now, I’ll be able to regale everybody with that update.

One thought on “Six full years abroad

  1. Nice writing. Conan. Please keep me posted on your situation.

    Thinking of you,

    Mom

    On Tue, Sep 8, 2020, 3:56 PM Travel perspective, tales, and advice wrote:

    > Conan S. posted: ” Today makes the sixth full rotation around the earth > for me and my time in Moscow, and while it is a milestone that feels > surreal, I don’t know what to say at this point. So, I’ll try to keep > things short and sweet: I’m still happy to be here. I think th” >

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