Friday, May 8, 2015

I'm Going Home

Only a few more days until I fly to Phoenix for my niece's birthdays. *insert handclap emoji* I wish I could cram all of my favorites into the short trip, but I'm happy to spend the little time I will have there with my family and a few friends.

Last night the homesickness really hit me, so this visit could not come at a better time. For the most part I have been strong about the move to Chicago, but sometimes I wish I could click my heels and be home surrounded by familiar faces.

For the next couple of days, though, I hope to do a bit of exploring the city. I think I'll feel better if I do something fun to keep my mind off the isolation I've been experiencing.

I recently read a post on Venus Trapped in Mars that resonated with me. In it, she writes, "It does not matter how many times you step up to the plate and strike out, or how long you feel sorry for yourself for striking out. When you finally get the courage to place the right foot down in front of you, the left foot will follow and lead you to the solution for your problems." She writes about going to events alone and being too afraid to talk to people, but she kept putting herself out there. So that's what I'm going to do.

I don't want to sound down because I really do like what I've seen of Chicago; it just doesn't feel like home yet. 

Happy weekend!