And…I’m home. I was going to write about all the fun stuff I am doing and mexican food and the weather and seeing old friends. But I am not really into that today.
As you may have noticed, the post is up later than normal, and tiff stepped in for a morning post with her awesome music. I had actually written most of the “Tucson for the Holidays” post but it was boring. Weather is boring.
This trip feels different to me. Partially because jet lag isn’t horrendous this time, and partially because of the constant sugar high I’m on, but it’s been really great to be home. I always love seeing my parents and a few high school friends, that’s easy, but before this year, I was never that excited to be back. I would avert my eyes from people I used to know 15 years ago, and go only to places where kids from my high school would not be. Simply, I didn’t love my teen years and was very eager to leave for Oregon when I was 18. It’s taken the better part of 15 years to want to be back, and appreciate the place.
I think a lot of it has to do with when I am now, personally. I am INFINITELY happier since starting the blog with tiff and diving into design. I no longer feel like I am bullshitting my way through a conversation about a job I never loved. I’m excited to talk about what I am doing and I think I’m a lot more fun to be around. Basically, I’m a good time. I’m thankful for this, and that it seems like a lot of the deep-seeded adolescent anxiety has started to lift a little. Only took 13 years.
I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season and celebrating all the good things that this time of year brings. May you only run into people you actually like, and may your enemies have obviously peaked in high school.