I spent too much money on essentials yesterday.
My stress is so high that my hair has started coming out in chunks.
I feel guilt at what I left behind.
But yesterday I was greeted with snapchat after snapchat of people seeing I was in town and wondering when they could see me. One of my best friends braved LAX to pick me up and spent all day with me. I was welcomed back with cheers and open arms… literally.
And all of a sudden everything is worth it.
The stress at needing a job yesterday, the money issues, living way too close to my alma mater, this past summer, everything. It was all worth it for those moments.
Family is more than where you are and what you’re doing. It’s the people you come back to at the end of a long work week. The people that make as much of an effort as you do and always have open arms for any occasion.
I am home.