That didn’t go quite as planned. A grand fanfare to a new blog, then nigh-on 2 months of silence.
I’m aware that this is some of the worst blogging etiquette ever. But I hope you’ll consider my excuse valid.
A lot has happened since the last time I wrote. In my last post, I posed a seminal question – to marry or not to marry my Turkish sweetheart – as the driving force behind my blog. Now, the entire premise behind that post – reaching out to the unofficial foreign wives and girlfriends community in Turkey to help me make that decision – has become irrelevant.
Let me try to bring you up to speed:
- I found the answer all by myself when E asked me to marry him not two weeks after my post. I said yes.
- My relationship with my father has become almost unbearably strained as a result of 1 – let’s just say he’s not on board with the whole project. Yet.
- On trying to re-enter Turkey after a few weeks away, I was informed I’d somehow overstayed my visa. I was forced to pay a fine and buy a ticket straight home. Worst of all, I’ve been barred from returning for the next three months.
If that feels like a head-spinning tour of some fairly life-changing events, imagine living it. I think I’ve got whiplash.
As I try to process everything that’s happened over the last six weeks, I’ll write more. But I wanted to explain my blogging absence before the blogger’s guilt overwhelmed.
You can decide for yourself if my excuse was good enough.