I’m kind of spoilt for choice with Tara’s theme this week for The Gallery but nevertheless I still spent the best part of two days deciding what photo I would use or what new thing I would talk about.
So I chose this photo of a new shoot that was taken last week when my husband was giving me some instruction on the use of my camera. I thought it represents us perfectly.
Part and parcel of expat life is the newness of it all. New experiences and new discoveries are still everyday occurrences: driving down a new street, finding something new in the grocery store or meeting a new person. As we rapidly approach the two-year mark since our move we still have that feeling of being brand new immigrants and we’re still trying to find our feet in many respects. The upcoming summer months promise to continue on this trend of newness. My husband is unhappy in his job so is looking for a change either he’ll change his role at work or we’ll go ahead with our own business again. Eldest son leaves high school and is off to College and we’re planning on exploring some more of this amazing country we live in. So that new little green shoot represents our family who are just at the beginning of our expat journey with the promise of it blossoming into something amazing.