Monday, August 10, marks 9 months since I entered the MTC. On one hand it seems forever ago, and on the other hand, it's amazing that it's gone so quickly.
I realized this week that I have become accustomed to not understanding anything people around me are saying (for instance, on a crowded bus), and not being able to read a newspaper or magazine someone is reading, or on the newsstand. I wonder how it will be after 9 more months, to be in America, and able to understand everything and read everything.
I'm sure there will be some culture shock on that end, as there has been on this end. It's interesting how adaptable we are, though.