Being home feels weird.
I'm not 100% sure what I expected, but ever since I returned to Ohio it all just feels like "business as usual". I was ready to field an endless number of questions from friends and family, but very few people have even asked me about the trip. In many ways, it kind of feels as if the whole thing was some sort of dream I had, since so much remains unchanged. I did manage to organize 12 months' worth of receipts and tax forms though. So, I'm well aware that it really did happen.
Then again, since I'm in that weird lull between ending our journey and beginning the next chapter of my life, perhaps I'm just getting anxious about things. I'm definitely ready to get myself a car, a new apartment and hit the ground running. Yet, here I am waiting and waiting and waiting. I have made a lot of progress over the past week, but it just doesn't feel like enough.
The thing that makes it so stressful for me is that I'm heading back to Charlotte for a week to visit with my brother. While I'm excited to spend some time with my family, I already know it will be a lot of wondering and worrying on my part. Every time I find myself sitting for more than an hour, I just kind of feel as if I'm wasting time.
I know this isn't the most eventful of updates, but I do want to keep everyone abreast of how things are going as I readjust back into the "non-traveling-every-month" lifestyle. So, stay tuned as I continue my job hunt and all that good (and surely exciting) stuff.