I’m back to New York for a while. Yay. And my blog with an accent is back. Yay. Even my New York eye twitch (an eye twitch I only had when I was here last year and which I had completely forgotten about) is back. Yay. (Nutritional deficiencies? Too little sleep? Too much coffee? Whatever it may be, it’s off topic.)
But I should probably explain myself. Many things happened in my life over the past few months, and I didn’t manage to share all that as it happened. So let me just give a shot at a summary.
In March I went from Europe back to Brazil (a few days before the flood in my parents’ hometown). I took the attorney’s oath in my home state, and kept working as a home-based consultant for IISD and as a freelance translator.
My flexible work schedule allowed me to visit all (!) of my aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as most of my friends in several Brazilian cities. This intense activity explains (but doesn’t justify) my temporary absence from this blog.
Anyway, here I am—after 14 months in the U.S., 4 in Switzerland, 1 in Germany, and 3 in Brazil, I’m back to the U.S. for 2 months: 40 days in NYC and 20 days in San Diego, CA. During this time I intend to make up for last year’s “lost” summer, catch up with my friends and family, and take the attorney’s oath. Tomorrow, in Albany, NY.
And after this? Brazil. And then what? Good question. God knows it, and that’s all that matters to me. Besides, if I had all the answers, how fun could life be? For the time being, I’m happy to enjoy life as a quest for what He’s been planning for me in the long term.
The short and medium terms have been geographically unstable—to the point that I no longer have a sense of belonging. Anywhere. Still, I can’t complain about my life—and the consequences of my own choices.
The sense of belonging should come when I manage to stay longer at any one place. I keep hoping this would be New York, but it’s uncertain so far. In any event, I’m back. For now.