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Anxious travelling in COVID-19 times

We are back from a trip "home" to Japan—the first time in 3.5 years! I was so anxious 😂 We did it. Husband, our kids and I went to Japan for the first time in 3.5 years. I am so so grateful for being able to travel across borders again...even though it wasn't easy. To be honest, the whole experience overwhelmed me, and I found myself anxious most of the time. And then felt bad that I was making the trip less enjoyable for everyone else. A friend pointed out that the heightened anxiety was perfectly normal, though, given the circumstances: not knowing until the last minute whether we could really enter Japan (visa for Husband, PCR tests for all of us, registering all of us on the MySOS app and uploading all documents in advance...) anxiety from premenopause...oh the joy! depleted mental and emotional resilience from two+ years of pandemic life discomfort—common to TCKs returning "home"—of not fitting in and flashbacks of how stressful it was living and working i

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