Came back to the US after living as an expat for a few years. Thought that it’d be easier to settle in by now but it’s been tough to make real connections with colleagues, esp w/ non-POC. (Cont.)

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@P1 Wow, thank you so much for your post. It describes everything that I’ve been feeling since I moved back. I’m also in NY and it can make you feel super lonely despite the crowds of diverse people here. Getting out of the city and calling old friends really does help. Though, like you, I can’t help but feel I’ll be off again soon. Best of luck ❤️ I’ll have to read that book!

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Hey OP. Where were you and how long have you been back? I did the same thing and needed a good 6 months to get my bearings back. I also struggle sometimes with connecting to colleagues but I have a pretty good outlook on this now and it has helped. Happy to share some thoughts privately.

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I’m with you. Traveled for about 5 years. Every time I’d come back to ‘Merica I thought I was ready to rejoin society. Turns out I wasn’t! Not until about 2 years after returning from Brazil for the 3rd time was I ready. It’s tough. I’m doing alright now but am currently reading “My Soul Looks Back” by Jessica B. Harris and I think it’s time to go again. Pieces of my heart are in so many different places around the world. It seems that every time I come back I find it somewhat hard to connect as well. Many of my friends have left NY and I think it’s time I do the same. Nature helps me and keeping in touch with my travel friends who get it is grace in a phone call or a hug. Needless to say...I understand. 🌎✈️

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The book is such a gem and if you ever want to link, email me at swimmingfishie@gmail.com. Also check out @iseeyouwellness on IGTV. She gave amazing insight to the new moon energy and the eclipse. Short end of it...listen to your intuition and do what’s best for you and your body.

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Not sure what I should do to make this better especially when I feel like I’m being worked like a horse here. Sorry for the complaints - just feeling worn out mentally and physically.

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Hi AD1, thank you for reaching out! I was in Asia and have been back for about half a year now. Would love to hear your thoughts at charliedaisy09@gmail.com. Glad to hear people make it out alright 🙏🏼

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