So, our adventure begins. I’m going to try to write a little, every day, about what we’re experiencing, but I’ll keep it short today and blame the jet lag.
My children are amazing. They’re handling this amazingly well. They both slept on the flight (Liam a little, Benjamin a good bit) and were truly in excellent, happy moods today, for the most part, which is pretty amazing considering the way their past few days have gone.
I feel like I’m already going through all the “stages” of relocating abroad that I’ve been told about. I’m managing to simultaneously feel thrilled by the adventure we’re taking on, concerned that we’ve made a mistake and should be booking our tickets for home, impressed by how together and cool the Austrians seem as they go about their day in Vienna, wistful for the simplicity and straightforwardness of dealing with Americans, brave for taking on this challenge and chicken for being too afraid to try to speak any German today.
So, here we are. We’ll see how it goes.