I have been traveling so much for work I have missed being home. I’ll be honest, when I get home, I don’t even want to go adventuring. I’m tired and I just want to hang with my kiddo and play catch up with the rest of my life.
I’ve been making a real effort to rekindle friendships that time creates a distance between. I also try to spend as much time as I have available finding joy in the every day things.
When I got to Denver this week, I met a friend I haven’t seen in 10 years. We were such good friends 10 years ago, but like many friendships, years and miles create a divide. We met for dinner and joked like no time had passed at all. We are very much the same people with very different life situations from the old days. I love that this year has brought on so many reunions in my life.
When I get home off the road, I have started becoming a bit of a hermit. I just want to be home. I have to push myself to go see other people and be sociable. A good friend of mine had a baby this week while I was gone. I was so excited for her. We haven’t seen much of each other in the past year, but her friendship means the world to me. I was excited to have the opportunity to visit her and her newest addition, Olivia, in the hospital. There is nothing better than the feeling of a newborn baby sleeping on your chest.
My kiddo was complaining that his cast is itchy and he’s tired of it. I have never had one, but I can’t even imagine how maddening it would be. Even though his cast is light blue, it is starting to take on a dirty look. He is after all, a boy. He loves everything super hero, so I asked him if he would like me to draw on it for him. He got so excited. He chose Spiderman. I have never tried to draw on a cast before, and I most certainly am not use to doing art with Sharpie markers. I told him I would do the best I could. When it was all done, he seemed pretty happy with the result. That smile is all that I need.