The Best and Worst Things About Being Back Home

After relocating back “home” (the country that I have a passport from), I experienced reverse culture shock. It wasn’t all smooth sailing so here I present to you the five best and worst things about being back “home.”  

Best

1. NO MORE VISA STRUGGLES. Enough said.

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2. People give you props for being worldly.

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3. All the Korean habits that freaked out foreigners are now the norm.

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4. I reconnected with my family and get to spend more time with them.

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5. I am now learning more about my country of origin and developing a deeper understanding of its culture.

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Worst

1. You question whether you will ever feel at home in your “home” – the perpetual foreigner syndrome as I like to call it

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2. All the non-Korean habits you picked up are now deemed freaking weird.

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3. Missing your friends from abroad.

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4. Mom and pops back at it with their A-level nagging game

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5. Not being completely fluent in the language in your own home country

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