Monday, May 21, 2012
What is the Honeymoon phase? In this stage a person is in love with their new culture, the food the clothing, the language, everything about it is new and exciting. This for me lasted for the first 6 months out here in Dine Bikeyah.
What is the Negotiation phase? This is were one begins to negotiate through the new culture one is living in. It is a period of great exploration and also frustration, for me this took about 3 months after the honeymoon was over.
What is the Adjustment phase? This is where one begins to really adjust to a culture and find ones place within it. It cant take 6-12 months. For me, I am just now wrapping up my own adjustment phase.
This is what any honest traveller goes through, and many times makes re-entry to own one home cultures hard on return visits. Pray for all of us serving among other culture. ^_^ You have no clue how much your prayers help us!
~ Traveller Gal, out!