Although I said I wouldn’t be updating here over the next 5 weeks, this is my place where I can vent, the place that my family don’t know about, the place where I can write how I am honestly feeling, so I thought why not come on and say hi to everyone. Or rather I thought I would come on and vent.
I have been in Denmark for a week now, and I have to admit, as much as I am liking the place, I am also so homesick it’s not funny. I like my family here well enough, and as much as I am grateful for all that they have and are giving me I have to say that I’m having problems with:
- A) The language problem – They speak in Danish all the time, and I don’t really speak any Danish. I can grasp the general concept of a short discussion, but when they get going I get lost. And I sit there for a couple hours with a dumb look on my face, having no idea what the hell is going on, talking to myself in my head and just feeling – well – lonely. Surrounded by people but I feel oh so lonely.
- B) Being around people ALL the time. I don’t really get any me time. And for me that’s a really important thing. I struggle to be around even my best friends all the time. They all know that there comes a point where Tina will just shut herself off from the world and hibernate. And I’m at the point now, where I NEED to do it, but I really can’t do it, without being rude. I’m just a little concerned at the moment that I’m going to go into breakdown mode and do something really stupid. Or piss them off totally. (More likely that…)
- C) The fact that I’m so close to England to Miss English and Mr Muscles, and I can’t get over there to see them. We are only about 2 hours away from each other, and I’m just not going to see them and that upsets me.
Okay well, I think I have bitched and vented enough. Have just put a post up on Tina Travels, going to go and watch my Danish western now. Ahh the life of a travelling Tina. So grand!! Hehe.
Brian BarkerJune 22, 2008 at 8:06 pm
Perhaps there is an argument for Esperanto after all.
Interestingly eight British MP’s have nominated Esperanto for the Nobel Peace Prize 2008. Detail on http://www.esperanto.net