Today I am thankful that at the end of each trip, I return to a city and life that I love.
As you all know, I have been traveling A LOT lately. So much that my last electricity bill was for just over $9. Seriously. While I appreciate the travel opportunities I've had - both for pleasure and for business - it is always good to return home. Even on this last trip where I experienced a 50 degree temperature difference (went from 77F to 27F + snow flurries), it still felt good to unlock the door to my condo and enter my home. I may have audibly sighed. There is just nothing like sleeping in your bed, showering in your own bathroom, and preparing meals in your own kitchen.
I have been able to visit many different cities this year, and while I have enjoyed each city I have visited (some more than others), I always come home knowing that where I live right now is where I am meant to be. Granted, I still feel a pull towards the city of Chicago, but it's a pull of curiosity (and, ok, Nilsa has something to do with that pull as I'd love to live in the same city as her); it's not a pull of "I need a change."
I didn't always feel this way about the city of Minneapolis, especially when I lived in my suburban condo. When I lived in that condo, I was usually filled with a sense of heaviness when I returned back home - I am so glad I no longer feel that way.
I know Minneapolis and the Midwest with it's hot, humid summers, and blustery cold winters is not for everyone - but it certainly the right place for me!!