This is a new blog series I’ve been working on to chronicle the experiences of my family and friends in and around the Netherlands.
I’m not as obsessed as I feel, actually, I’m not even really ready to talk about my life in a nutshell, and I have no idea what to say.
Ive been living abroad for the past two and a half years now. Ive been working in the Netherlands for the past two years and Ive been thinking a lot about what I would do if I wasn’t here, and how my life would change if I wasn’t here. Ive been thinking a lot about all of this, and I think Ive been a pretty good example for my family and friends to follow.
Im a total nerd, and Ive been thinking a lot about what its like to live in a foreign country for so long, Ive come up with a number of answers for those questions.
I would never be able to answer those questions, and I would probably never have anything to say. But I would probably be able to say I’ve lived in the United States for a long time. We’ve been living in the United States for so long that it’s kind of hard to get your bearings and to find out where everything is in my head.
To give an example of the kind of things we’ve done, we’ve lived in the same house for 30 years. I have a great recollection of my childhood because the house is in the same general area, and I even remember the same people. However, even that memory is getting somewhat fuzzy and fuzzy. The first few years of living in the house was very disorienting, and I was constantly afraid of running outside and going nuts and never coming back.
It’s funny, because I did the same thing. I was very afraid of going outside and running amuck, but when I did the same things I was terrified that I would run into something or someone and not come back. I’m sure there was a lot of terror involved.
My fear of getting into the house was definitely that. After all, my fear of running amuck may have been a bit of a red flag for the house’s new owners, but it was just one of the things that made the house a bit of a weird place for me.
We’ve heard that houses in the UK are generally very safe places to live. The reason why is that a lot of them have CCTV cameras. If people do break in, they can be caught on camera, which is why some houses still choose to have security cameras installed. Most houses in the UK, however, have a very high security alarm system that alerts the police if there is any suspicious activity.
This is a bit of a weird one, but I’d say that if I’m ever visiting the UK, I would be very paranoid. I’d want to be doubly sure that I wasn’t in a home that has a security alarm system installed, because that way if I get a bad vibe from my hosts, I could call the police.