Tag: culture shock

You Can’t Always Get What You Want But…..Sometimes You Get What You Neeeeeed!!

I love how God gives us exactly WHAT we need, WHEN we need it, even if WE don’t KNOW what we need!  That’s exactly what happened to me this past weekend.  As you know from my last post I’ve been struggling recently with the effects of Culture Shock.  Thankfully, by the end of last week…


I’m Shocked!!!

This past week I went through my first bout of Culture Shock.  I knew it would happen sooner or later but in all honesty I expected it to be later. Culture Shock is the feeling of disorientation, sadness, or annoyance when living in or visiting another country.  It can be caused by language differences, change…


Week Six

Some of you already know, but this was Week 6.  It is an important week in language learning and cultural adaptation.  It is about this time that things get difficult, learning slows, and the mind begins to reject your new surroundings.  It is also known as “hell week” if you are going through Navy SEALs…


Subconscious Rebellion

I noticed this week that my attitude was poor.  I think I realized I was off when I noticed how strangely excited I was for the Super Bowl on Sunday.  Since last Monday all I could think about was not just going to the restaurant we found that displays American sports to see the “big…


Guatemala Transitions…The Beginning :)

Well our Guatemalan culture training has started right from the beginning.  We arrived safely on Monday evening and got to New Life Children’s Home (NLCH) after driving around for about 2 hours trying to find our way.  Lesson number 1 in Guatemala driving: left hand turns pretty much don’t exist in Guatemala so you spend…