While maintaining friendships back home can be a lifesaver, it's the relationships we forge here that really make a difference! I have kept in touch with family and friends back in Ohio and when I said goodbyes I didn't want tears..... Now with my plans in place for leaving Mongolia, I intend to see them all soon.
Therein lies the difference with friendships fostered while living abroad.... Will I ever see some of these amazing pals again? When my Mongolian friends ask me when I will return to their beloved country, I tell them I don't know if I ever will.... (perhaps if there is a PC Response position available in the future matching my qualifications)... but I in all likelihood may never pass this way again. Wow.
|Joyce C., me and Erin L.|