(Closed) NWR Came back to the US and my life is in shambles…

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

How long were you living overseas? I know when I moved back to the States after 3 years in China, there was a lot that was really hard to adjust to on a cultural basis, and on a life basis. It was like everything changed all at once, and I really struggled with it – cultures changed, I moved to my FI’s apartment instead of living alone (plus the stress of actually moving), the language was different, I went from being a super busy student to a bored-all-the-time stay-at-home-fiancee looking for a job … it was just a lot to adjust to. Plus our relationship went from long distance to living together overnight, and I didn’t have any other friends in DC!

I would say give it at least a few weeks; you made this move and took this position for a reason, right?

Post # 4
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That is a lot of stuff to happen in the matter of a short time span upon returning from China!  And, I’m sure it feels absolutely overwhelming!  I think you need some time to adjust.  I would stick it out and see how it goes from here.  If you could live in China, away from friends and family and comfort zones, you can do this!  Best wishes!!

Post # 5
4824 posts
Honey bee

Do you think the opportunity will be valuable? (meaning the internship?)  IF so try to stick it out and use your down time to be productive such as searching for another internship back home, or reading up on some material that will be useful for your career, or picking up another hobby. 


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