I've grown quite comfortable here. I love America, but I have no strong desire to go back. I miss Chicago style pizza and good Tex Mex, but one can survive without these things. If I were back in America I would probably miss Shepard's Salad made with fresh Bulgarian vegetables and smothered with feta cheese.
Yesterday however, I did have a bit of a missing America moment. I was driving through construction and down narrow roads. I pointed out to Sasha that in America this narrow road would be wider and have shoulders with ample parking. We would not have the fear of knocking off someone's rear view mirror as we drive to the mall.
Sasha agreed that indeed none of these things would happen in America. If we were back in the mid-west the roads would be wider. However, she was quick to point out that in the mid-west driving would not be any less stressful. The roads are currently covered in snow and ice. At least other cars and people theoretically avoid being hit. When was the last time a snow drift jumped out of your way?
Every country has its good and bad aspects. The secret to enjoy life in different countries it to focus on all the good things and ignore the bad.