C. & P. S.

C. & P. S.

Some American teens & school children who are curious about life here in Indonesia have been asking us questions via email. We thought we would respond to these questions on our blog.

Our ninth response is to Taylor Perry:

Taylor, thanks for the note. We wanted you to know that probably the greatest struggle with living in a country like Indonesia is that we have to be far from our family and friends . The emotional strain is indescribable. Then, after you get settled into a certain location for a while, you are again torn out of your setting, and you have to say goodby to all the new friends and acquaintances you have made.

We will be finishing language school in a couple of months, and already the thought of having to leave all the great people we have met is very emotional for us. But, that’s all part of living in another country. You have to accept the fact that it’s part of the job!

So the next time you think that it’s hard to live in a climate like this, with all the insects, mosquito, diseases, etc., just remember that the strain in parting relationships is far more difficult to deal with than an occasional bout of food poisoning or a serious case of diarrhea!