A market in Kashgar, China
To be honest, I've been in a little funk since I moved Stateside. Why? I mean, everyone keeps talking about how great life is - wedding, new job, new city. Shouldn't I be beyond thrilled?
I'm grateful for so many things. I feel lucky to have found a partner in life, who shares many of my dreams and who happens to be one of the most loving, patient, ego-free people I know. I've also managed to find a more sustainable, not dysfunctional way to practice human rights law, with a group of supportive, fairly laidback lawyers. (Who knew such people/lawyers existed?) While many young lawyers are burning out from law, I feel as if I've found my niche. And, though I continue to learn the contours of this work, as I did in Cambodia and in Thailand, I do enjoy this type of practice, this weird mix of international policy and human rights law, which will require international travel - some complain it can require too much international travel.
Still, I just miss living abroad. And more specifically, I miss Asia.
I'm looking forward to our honeymoon in Turkey.