It’s hard to believe that it has been so long since I have been blogging. So much has happened over the last year and I have grown tremendously as a person. As I began getting ready to get the blog back up and running, I took the time to look over some of my past posts. Some I have deleted, while others I have kept. After introspection, I have realized that my earlier blogging voice was somewhat clouded by what I wanted my reality to be, when in reality it may not have always been the case. I have decided to leave these posts up as I believe they are a major part in my personal growth. Likewise, I believe that I am not the only person to have a clouded vision of what my relationship in relationship to what it is in reality.
I can only speak of what I have experienced and speculate as to what others have experienced. Yes, some people are lucky enough to get the fairy tale love that comes with no trials and tribulations, and two families that are loving and supportive of the coupling. I wanted to believe with all of my heart that I was lucky enough to have one. However, time, growth, and brutal honesty with myself has made me realize that this is not my Karma. Only in accepting this can I continue to move forward and grow as a person.
What I hope to turn this blog into is a place where I can share my story. I want to share with you the struggles that I have gone through. Marriage isn’t easy but has been thoroughly rewarding. I invite you to follow my story, leave comments, and to interact with each other. I will also be using this blog to explore topics that intercultural relationships face, even though we may not face them directly. Please use this blog as a resource for gaining insight into how we cope with and thrive through the struggles presented by our unique intercultural relationship.