I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad – 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I’ve finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home on January 15th and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years… this is going to be interesting! In this blog, I’ll write about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.