I came home to the United States last week–last Saturday, to be exact. It was my first time in the US since mid-January and believe it or not, I have actually had to readjust to life here. I learned to speak English here, so I have an American accent, but I got used to everyone around me speaking in British accents, so hearing all these American accents again is kind of a surprise.
Another problem I didn’t expect to have was with money. I bought dinner in the airport after I landed (I always have to make a connection when I fly internationally because I don’t live near a major airport) and I could not remember which coins had which value. I feel like that incident should be at the top of a hypothetical list titled “You know you’ve been abroad too long when…”
Bottom line: it’s great to be home, but I miss all of my friends who are abroad.