They are never easy. And they never seem to even get any easier no matter how many times I go through the process. In fact, I dread goodbyes so much that I seriously considered not coming home for leave at all. But...I'm glad I did, although at the end of the trip I always regret not spending more time with everyone.
Now I'm on my second day since I left and I feel much better after a good night's (afternoon's in this case with the jetlag) sleep. Hopefully, I won't be long here in Kuwait and I can get back to work; time seems to move fastest that way. I've got a great job as an ETT, but I can't get home too soon.