the novelty of the life I’d experienced for 3 years was replaced by something much harder.
everyday life wore a straight face.
I felt like an intruder in this new life.
the new landscape was a major challenge. I didn’t know anyone in the area and it felt (despite the posh houses) harsh.
emotionally I was pretty numb.
but however uncertain I felt about all the challenges awaiting me, I found ways to survive.