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...