I’m back in my office, watching birds play in the leaves under the magnolia tree in my front yard. I woke up at 5:30, made coffee and oatmeal, and then went for a walk in my neighborhood. It’s like I never left.
But I did leave, and like everything that touches us, I was changed by it. I met folks that I had never known before but who left their mark. I saw things I had never seen before, ate food that was new to me, and learned some things about myself – including some things I don’t like.
Travel always hits me like that. When I come back, it’s brimming with ideas, plans, and hopes. Travel is always generative for me, and I’m glad I got the chance to do it again after so long a fallow time.
Because I was on the road so much this week, I only got one blog post up where I talk about the difference between comfort and safety.
I got home last night around supper time, and after supper, fell fast asleep and slept straight through. Today is a busy day – I had tried to hold it open, but after the water crisis in Jackson and then vacation and then being in New York and then Baltimore has killed literally every project I had open, and we won’t even speak of the dropped balls.
In other words, I have to go now and get to work. Y’all take care, and hopefully, next week, things will revert back to routine a bit more.