Still Foreign??

It's been 2.5 years since we relocated to Chattanooga. How long does it take for one to assimilate?

Because I’m still waiting...How much longer until this place feels less foreign? Even though I recognize all the little quirks it doesn't make them less quirky. When will I feel "at home"? Ever?

I've done all the "right" things. I've got a job. I've made friends. We bought a house. We've settled into a church. What more does it take? I'm living here as far as my brain is concerned, but my heart still longs to live far, far from here.

Actually, what I long for is to no longer long to be somewhere else.

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