Thank you, Lisa!
What I find so fascinating (and a bit scary!) is how easy it is to lose the moment when we’re in a totally familiar environment. I never noticed how much I was losing focus of the moment until I returned to the familiar United States and eased back into comfortable familiarity. Now that everything is familiar to me, I feel it’s so difficult to regain that sense of constant awareness — something that seemed to come almost automatically when I was overseas experiencing new things every day.