It was really good to be home for Thanksgiving this year. My fiance and I went to Ohio to visit our families. We had six days, and we spent the first half with my family and the second half with his. It was really nice because T~ got to meet more of my friends. My brother surprised everyone by dropping in for the holiday, traveling up from North Carolina. My parents' reaction was priceless. T~ and I looked at wedding venues, too. While it was very full, it still felt unhurried and with quality time with those we love.
I really miss living in Ohio. I miss home. The trip was just further confirmation for me that I want to move back. Fortunately, T~ would also like to move back to Ohio. It fits us both well. I want to be closer to our families...a car ride verses a plane ride...to be able to spend time with them for holidays and everyday life. I feel like I am missing out on so much!
This has been the year that has filled me with more urgency and want to spend more time with my family and closest friends. I've always enjoyed spending time with them, but time is precious and limited. I feel a greater need to get home. Priorities are shifting and I may not have the patience or the time for my career to catch up. Plus, if I want a chance of trying for a family of my own, time is running out. I may have to chose, but hopefully something will work in my favor soon. A friend of mine said I was nesting. I am just so thankful to have T~ in my life and that we are in it together.