It might sound like a cliche, but traveling abroad truly is a life-changing experience. Experiencing other cultures opens our eyes to entirely new cultures, and gives us a fresh perspective on how we go about our own daily lives. Often, when we come back from an extended period of time abroad, we resolve to live differently in some way or another. Some people decide to not be as materialistic; others want to pick up a new language, skill, or hobby inspired by their time in another country.
But as we all know from New Year’s resolutions, sometimes we are really good at deluding ourselves. Sometimes that can seem depressing, but if you shift your viewpoint a bit, these delusions can become hilarious stories. And that’s what Sarah Katin does in her article “15 Delusions I’ve Had About Returning Home After Being Abroad.”
This article is fairly straightforward, and best read out loud, preferably with an earnest tone and straight face. Doing this with friends who have also traveled becomes a hilarious exercise in self-awareness as we realize we are all guilty of the same earnest but doomed resolutions.
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