From Excitement to Frustration, from Happiness to Adaptation, from dreaming to reality. This is how I would summarize my feelings during the first three months in my new home, Burkina Faso. A completely normal phenomenon, that is called "cultural shock" and that always follows a certain line.
Here comes a very personal insight of the Ups & Down in my professional life and the challenges of adaptation in my personal life.
Books are full of scientific theories of cultural adaptation, assimilation and integration when arriving to a new country. I invented my own "curve of adaptation", which is subdivided into four phases: Honeymoon, Frustrations, Excitement and Normality. Read the whole artcile