It’s time for another segment of “It’s Tea Time Somewhere!” This time we’re talking home assignments. What does our preparation look like? How bad is the jet lag? (Spoiler alert: real bad.) What does life look like when we’re finally back to our home country? These are just a few of the things Denise, Alicia, and Melissa chat about in regards to heading “home.” So go ahead and make yourself some tea or coffee and get comfy. You won’t want to miss us talk about all that has happened to us while under the influence of jet lag. 

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Links to things we mentioned during this episode:

A printable shopping/wish list (divided by category) created by our very own Denise can be found by heading over to this post.

If you’re interested in getting a copy of the book, “The Best Yes” by Lysa TerKeurst, click here.

The song Melissa shared about, written by Sarah Sparks — “The Gardener”

Here’s a list of more resources that might be helpful:

From Taking Route:

Preparing for Home Assignment Series
Decompression Layover Series (What they are, why and how to go on one while going on Home Assignment)
Public School Pros and Cons while on Home Assignment
27 Observances from our Public School Experience
Coming Home: 10 Tips for Parents of Expats
A Day in the Life: Home Assignment
Thriving in the In-Between

From Around the Web:

Preparing Your Kids for Furlough from The Goodwin Journey
Rock Re-entry Website
Looming Transitions by Amy Young
Landing Well: 10 More Tips for Repatriating with Dignity by The Culture Blend
Re-entry Articles by Velvet Ashes

Please leave your favorite resources for home assignment in the comments below!

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