Three things I am going to miss about being in the States…haha…right, like there are only three!!
3. Babies! I know, there are babies all over the world, and probably millions in Hong Kong (in a land of 8 million people – surely there are some babies, right?). But not the babies that I already know and love – like Asher. I will miss his first birthday, starting to walk, talking. When I get back, he won’t know who Aunt Elizabeth is anymore. And other dear friends whose children are growing up so fast! And friends are having babies that I am going to miss out on. I am so sad to be missing out on these important milestones.
2. Easy access to coffee. I am about to step into the land of tea. So for this coffee-addict, it is going to be quite an adjustment.
1. Holidays with my family. This will be my first Christmas away from my family. I know that people do this all the time, but it is going to be so hard. Traditions that make the season so special – Christmas Eve in Mariana, a fabulous brunch after opening presents, my brother’s birthday celebration Christmas night! And Thanksgiving – its my favorite holiday of the year, and to not be able to spend it in my own kitchen, with my boyfriend, or even in a country that celebrates the holiday, won’t be easy. Last year Kris and I made Thanksgiving dinner all on our own for the very first time and it was amazing!