I am a firm believer that home is wherever your heart happens to be. Home can be a place, a feeling you get when you are with the people you love, or state of mind you are taken to when you are doing things you are passionate about. All of the blessings in your life can take you home and I am fortunate enough to be in a place in my life where home is so many places.
2018 has not been extremely kind to me so far, as a variety of stressors have taken away from the normal joy and zest I have for life, but things have slowly started to work back the other way. I am starting to feel like myself again and get into a good groove, trying my best to leave everything that gets me down in the rearview mirror.
I really got to re-charge my batteries and voice a lot of what was going on in my head this past weekend on my adventure back to Illinois. I got to spend time with friends and enjoy being in the moment with them, this bonfire being one of those moments. I got to sit down with my parents and talk about my plans and future. I got some time to think about life on the car rides to and from while listening to music. I have spent some great quality time with my wife this week talking about things and planning things for the future (including a possible trip out west in August)! It feels nice to be in a good place with a clear head, let me tell you!
All in all, I am extremely thankful to have so many amazing things going on and I fully expect to keep moving forward. Time has flown by so fast and I expect the next year to follow suit. Things will be pretty different a year from now, but I will not be any less thankful than I am right now. These blessings keep me moving forward and the feeling of home is all around me. I cannot wait to see where things go from here.