Coming Home to America

Ever since we landed on U.S. soil, I have been observing and re-learning my new landscape. The United States of America that we left ten years ago and the not so same one that welcomed us back in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic. A decade of opportunities abroad, working, and raising children (who are now a teenager and two college-age kids) in the international school system, defined us as the quintessential third culture American expatriates calling the Middle East our home. Home now is Massachusetts, New England in a beautiful historic bedroom community not far from the city of Boston. Work and school determine where we bought our home, so a 20-30 minute commute is what stopped us in our tracks.