To kicking homesickness to the curb.
Writing out how I was feeling last night really helped me get over my little bout of homesickness. As did a little perspective.
You all reminded me that what I am doing is not piddly, but is hard, and is challenging.
M remarked that he’s proud of me for traveling all the way across the country by myself. And back. Constantly.
(didn’t really think of it that way. But honestly, it IS huge. The ‘me’ 2+ years ago would never even have considered it, let alone do it.)
My sisters are my rocks and have both conveyed their support and admiration for what I am doing (it’s funny actually, because I am somewhat mirroring a path my sister Jen took when she was an undergrad at the University of Florida, and I remember being in awe that she was living ALONE and for years, no less! I am proud of her for doing that, as she was a lot younger then, than we are now, and at that age, I know for sure it would be almost an insurmountable challenge for me.)
And digging deep has helped, too. Letting myself feel a little mopey, and a little grouchy, and then just getting over it, because today is a new day. And it was a good one. It was sunny and warm-ish. I got a ton accomplished at work amid a bevy of meetings (which meant a nixed lunch with Misty – sniff) and now, am off to dinner with the beautiful couple over at Newlyweds on a Budget.
Can’t really complain at any of that, now can I?