How fitting this week’s photo challenge from WP is DOORS. I love taking photos of doors, but with us leaving China I decided to use the ordinary everyday doors to our apartment. Very soon we will lock the door for the last time.
As one door closes a new one will open.
This is very literal for us as we will leave in a few short days. We will leave Shanghai ‘forever’ as our expat life comes to an end. After 5 years living and working abroad it has been a mix of emotions. Leaving friends and familiar places we love is hard. Going home to family, fresh air and a slower pace also has its advantages. A few tears have been shed, but the one thing I will be sure to miss is the people. The friends I have made -good friends.
As I said in my leaving speech…
The time must come for us all to leave
now I am heading home
We spent 5 years in China
and Asia we did roam.
I taught Year 3 and Year 1
and learned a few things too.
Like Ni Hao, dizchan, itchyzhoh
er, are, san just to name a few.
My time here was well spent
busy with plans and such.
My Chinese language learning,
as you can see — not so much. –CTB 😀 2015
So my doors look at my building entrance and our apartment door that has been decorated by a previous tenant with the Chinese symbols.