/So we are back in civilization. I had not been to facebook for 1,5months, nor this blog. This is the first post I post myself since the beginning of June. I have had a summer secretary do my posts. I sent him the content every day with pictures and he'd get to the places online where the Chinese firewall blocks me... Thank you for job well done, O!
Being back - Jetlag is a bitch. I don't know if I've suffered it this much before. Maybe I'm getting old or something. I've been so exhausted today... Also being back seem very surreal. All the people are so blond and large. They have blue eyes. They stand so far from each other. And they are so grumpy, so scary when you see them walking on the streets. I have reverse culture shock - it never gets old. I am also aware that the reason I feel my own culture sucks right now is the fact that someone has just put 5 extra hours into my day but I haven't slept much in comparison to that. It will feel better next week. Less surreal. People will stop feeling like they are some characters in a weird scandinavian film.
I spent today with my family and my son. We went to a house showing and a playground. My mum is trying to find herself a new apartment to live for next year. It is good to see family, after a long while, it was a good day that way. Even with 15-20C temperature drop and constant downpours... It's been a very rainy summer in Finland. No matter how many times you do this, it is every time as hard. Routines are missing and you feel as if you've left the best part of your soul behind. Now it needs to be found again in this new world, which at the same time seems efficient and clean and green and blue... But also somehow so far away from the life you left behind. What is this place? Why do we life here, again? I guess the next weeks will tell us.