Change is weird, my first home after being married was in a country that wasn't familiar. I was in uncharted territory. Although, I would easily fit in eventually, it was very overwhelming. Simple things like not being able to go out for a walk or not hop by the grocery store were things I was entirely unfamiliar with.
Culturally, I was in a different terrain as well. Most people would joke about how I could fit straight in, I kept wondering who would I fit in with? Would I ever make friends? I'm mostly surrounded with people, at least I'm used to having people, but in a place where I wake up and all the people I know go to sleep, I didn't know how I was going to cope with the absence of people.
But you know what? People everywhere are the same. We all need someone to talk to, I made friends, eventually. But like my parents always said "There is no friend better than yourself" I found ways to entertain myself. I did everything that adulthood had taken away from me; I relearned origami (I make a badass looking crane), I got back to painting, I learned how to decoupage, I learned how to cook. I made some amazing cakes and cookies. I watched some fantastic movies. I watched a lot of TV shows and read up a lot of news. I know, I am surprised myself that I haven't said a single word about reading or writing, how is that possible? I learned a very very important thing about myself, reading and writing have long stopped being a hobby. I need to be in a state of mind of everydayness to read and write. I was on vacation and reading and writing just stopped. I was shocked and surprised how so many interesting looking books on my husband's bookshelf weren't catching my fancy.. I learned a tough lesson - over the years, at a subconscious level, I have picked up a taste in books that I cannot change; I was in no position to carry all my books and the few I carried, I finished reading them on my 20 hour flight.
Change is funny, change is weird, change in uncomfortable. But change is also delightful. Change is refreshing, its shakes you up, stirs you and finally leaves you feeling more sure about yourself.