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Mandalay vs. Lake Mary

I'm about mid-way through my summer vacation.  I've loved being back in my Lake Mary, FL home.  I miss my Mandalay, Myanmar home.

I've been quite the social butterfly since arriving home - lots of time with friends and family, catching up.  It has been wonderful.  The most common question I've gotten is "What's the best thing about being home?"

Clearly, the number one thing is being with the people I love.  It's wonderful to catch up and find out what's new and the joys and dreams of the people I care most about.  I enjoy the people I work and live with in Mandalay but we don't have the history.  And, we don't have a similar life path which leads us to similar experiences and views.  But they're right there, willing to play cards and listen to me bitch about school and they totally get it because they're dealing with the siblings of my kids.

I'm also loving the freedom that comes with a car.  I'm paying a fortune for a rental …

Where is Home?

Three weeks ago I arrived home, in Florida.  From the hugs at the airport to cruising down the road with music blaring, it's been great to be here. 

Not long after I got back I was shopping with a good friend and pointed at something and said "I wish I could take that home."  She said "You can, it will fit in the car."  But I meant my Myanmar home.

This month, I'll be heading back home for my third year in Mandalay.  Until then, I plan to enjoy my Florida home - friends, enchiladas, beach and more.  I'm lucky to have two places that feel like home.