First of all- thank you Mom!
It’s unbelievable how much simple things from home mean to me. A bath towel from home, (it’s less weird than it sounds- Koreans apparently don’t use normal sized towels, so I’ve been using two hand towels for the past three weeks. The big used towel is necessary), a pair of shoes, some pictures, cookies, a card. It’s always fun to get mail, but getting a care package from across the world was way more than fun.
It was really meaningful.
It’s the little things- the package, the emails, the Facetime appointments. All the attempts to keep me involved. They are what keep me going, keep me sane, and conversely- they remind me why I wanted to come to a place so foreign and far away in the first place.