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Life in Vietnam | Wandering Soup

People and by people I mean my momma and a few friends, always ask what we do every day, how is life in Vietnam? And when I go over the mundane they quickly tune out, I would too so no blame or pointing the finger.

Our life is very similar to life in any developed city. We wake up, scrounge something up for breakfast, homeschool the boy, lunch, work on our various endeavors (businesses, blog, YouTube,writing), dinner and then we binge on Prime or Netflix, mixed in with YouTube TV. Essentially nothing different than you with the exception of the option of more Vietnamese food and if you live in NYC or 'Frisco you may beat my choices.

In the middle of all that is the ease of living, something that I can't say happened in America. I was always contemplating a job I didn't enjoy, things that needed to be done to ensure that I remain with a roof over my head and just the general stress and strain of being a Black-Woman-Lesbian in America.

I always prided myself on maintaining my mental health, recognizing triggers, external and internal. Prided myself on everyone telling me how "strong" I was, am. Prided myself on being the one my friends relied on, the one they vented too.

I'm over that.

It took ten years of Shades Retreat, more years on learning to love myself, accepting love from my wife and so much more but yea I'm over that bullshit. I will cry, release, ignore, block, delete anything and anyone that doesn't offer me peace. Traveling, living in another country helped to clear the air. I'm thankful.

I don't know how much longer I have on this earth but I plan on enjoying every second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade.

So the answer to the question of how is life in Vietnam, the answer is...freeing.


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