Culture Shock

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Culture Shock
Since my wife and I moved to Croatia I have often been asked if I experienced culture shock. I usually tell them no and then go on to explain that my wife is Croatian and I visited Croatia a few times before...
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  • Growing and Maturing Together 2 months ago I watched the clouds roll by quickly above me as I tried to fall asleep. Only a mat and sleeping bag protected my back from the pebbles on the ground while my face lay bare to the open sky. I was joined by another leader from Macedonia and 12 teenagers from various former-Yugoslavian countries. We...
  • Goggles, Jesus and Losing Oneself 7 months ago “I’m going to lose my goggles so I can find them!”We were taking a three day family vacation at an indoor pool complex in Slovenia when my oldest son Enoh unknowingly contextualized one of Jesus’ sayings. I thought about following up his remark with a conversation about Jesus but as soon as...
  • 2015 in Review 8 months ago Since we've lived in Croatia, my awareness of how interwoven my life is with those around me has increased. That awareness turned into deep gratitude as I went through pictures and videos from 2015. This project is certainly a way for us to remember special occasions and milestones from the past...
  • Our First First Grader 11 months ago There's something special about your first kid starting school. It's nature's way of telling us that it's time to get serious about parenting while giving us a few more moments of peace to do so. For Enoh it was pure excitement. I'll be honest, I don't remember my first day of first grade. Maybe in...
  • Seventy Years 1 year ago From the Slavonian farmlands. . . to sunny Zagreb. . . to the bustling hub of Munich. . . to fireworks on the Fourth over NYC. . . to a ghost-town in Buffalo, I had journeyed 24 hours. In Croatia, my wife made last-minute arrangements for our four kids to be taken care of while she worked full-time...

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  • From Culture Shock to Home - What Makes all the Difference? Expat Culture Shock A basketball skitters along the gravel driveway prompting a dog to defend himself against the perceived threat. A mower to my right and a weed-wacker to my left provide white noise while the moon balances on a phone line above me. And barbecue, from...

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Des Johnston
17:49 PM October 03, 2013

Came upon this site and blog,..by stumbling along. Hope I can find it again. It is more meaningful than anything I expected. I'm hoping Jeremy and his family are doing well.

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