I’ll close with one of my favourite quotes about culture shock from Steve Jobs himself. It’s a reminder to me that it’s normal to have a difficult time on your first return trip home, just like you did when you hit your first low-point in China. Also, remember our chart up top? A crisis doesn’t have to be a physical crisis for it to trigger an emotional one. Sometimes it can be as simple as a cab driver misunderstanding you and taking you to the wrong entrance of a building. Whatever the trigger of your next culture shock/fatigue break down, breathe through it, call a friend and move on from it. I have found that if I look for them, I can find a culture shock/fatigue crisis trigger almost daily. However, when I’m getting all the friend time in, exercising regularly and journalling as much as my psyche desires, I’m much more mentally resilient and able to cope with whatever comes my way.