"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."
(From A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, 1859)
My gratitude for this experience of living away from where I was born is surrounding me as I type these words. I've wrestled quite a bit with being away from my family, but on the other hand I've been having this gift of great experiences. So in the end, I can't complain at all. All is well :)
I look forward to seeing what's next. Onward to ten years plus...let's go!