We have been living abroad for 6 years. The time has gone by so quickly.
It has been interesting living in a country in which the official language is not English. I studied the language and am able to communicate surprising well considering the [lack] of effort exerted. I really need to go back to language school and plan to do so. Soon.
The major drawback to not being able to communicate effectively is the inability to deepen a relationship. My friendships here are not very deep. Sharing my faith is a challenge and I want to work on the vocabulary involved in that.
I'd love to hear how others feel about living abroad and how they cope.