After 6 months of living out of a backpack and the back of my car, I walked into my house on February 29 - the evening before my birthday - and plopped down on my couch.  Ahhhh, I missed this place!  

Even though most of my belongings were in storage, there was just enough to make me feel at home - my travel photos on the wall, my houseplants in the kitchen, and my couch and TV in the living room.  

For a few minutes I just sat on the couch, listened to the silence, and enjoyed a few deep breaths.  It has been a whirlwind of six months:  from Chile to Germany to Thailand.  I have met so many people, and have helped so many people.  I have overcome fears and challenges, and have proved I can forge a new life for myself however unique and untraditional it may be.

I’ve already made commitments for two exciting adventures in 2016, which I will share in my next post.  The excitement I feel about the future overrides the comfort and coziness I feel about being home.  

However, for now, I’m focused on continuing my healing – which will be easier now that I am home and can set up a routine for eating and exercise.  I am seeing a physical therapist for my knee injury, which is getting better every.  I am tracking my nutrition and caloric intake in order to gradually regain the 10 pounds I lost in Thailand.

And while I’m fixing myself, Nikon has fixed my DSLR camera.

Stay tuned for my 2016 plans...

My comfy place.

My comfy place.

Home sweet home.

Home sweet home.

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