This is how I choose to say hello from San Diego
It took around 21 hours of shuffling in and out of terminals and chucking sleeping pills through flights, but I made it! I’ve been here since Friday night and I have basically done the following:
- Toured and gotten lost in both dry and wet bases of San Diego.
- Gripped the steering wheel too hard while driving along the highway and praying to God that I don’t miss my exit, or you know, end up in a car crash.
- Bought bags of clothes and shoes because of the drop in temperature. Note to self, what the husband calls hot doesn’t necessarily mean the same for me.
- Made friends with the microwave and been at awe with how easy it is to make poached eggs. Currently in between tabs of other microwave dishes I can make.
- Stocked our pantry and fridge with veggies, smoked salmon, organic eggs, bagels, gluten-free yogurt covered pretzels, and whatever else the husband wanted.
- Planned out weekends for our 3-month stay. Disneyland, SeaWorld, and San Diego Zoo included.
As much as I’d like to think that I’m done being jet-lagged, I still find myself yawning incessantly from noon until late – which is basically when everyone in the Philippines is fast asleep. I’m doing better though. No more waking up at 1am and only sleeping 5 hours after. All I have to do now is just stop waking up after every hour and I’ll be good. It’s funny. You’d think my body forgot what deep sleep meant at the rate I’m going.
Aside from that, I’m content and adjusting well. The independence feels strange yet exciting – as if it’s an old friend that I haven’t seen in quite a while. To be honest, I think the last time I really felt like this was when I was away from home for 6 months during my stint as an NUS exchange student.
It’s nice being with my husband again and it feels extremely gratifying actually being a wife again. It’s hard to count the months that flew by after the marriage since we were away from each other.
Now, we have 3 months to spend and get into our groove of what being a married couple is like. We’ve 3 months to be reminded of our quirks, the list of things we get frustrated about, and the reasons why we chose to say “I do”.
This will be fun!