Recently, I've been missing some people, more than usual. Living in a city where I have no family, or at least no blood relatives, is definitely not an easy thing. There are days when I wish I could just hop in my car and have dinner with my mom and dad, or have a piece of my grandmother's pie, or spend time with my brothers. The reality is, that's just not possible. Yes, there are only 5 hours away, but everyone has busy lives and jobs and responsibilities that make visits fewer than I would like. Trips home (yes, I still call it "home") have to be planned. Most trips home revolve around a holiday, which is great for seeing everyone, but not so great for actually spending quality time with them, if that makes sense. It's difficult to really talk to people when there are over 20 of us crammed into my grandmother's house, including several small children. Don't get me wrong, I love these holiday get-togethers, I just wish there was more time for catching up.
Thinking about how much I've been missing my family has led me to think about other things I have also been missing...
I miss sleeping! I can't remember the last night I slept well.
I miss scrapbooking and many of the people I used to do it with. I definitely need to get back into this hobby and find people to scrap with.
I miss some of the families and kids I used to work with as a Special Education teacher. Thankfully, technology and Facebook have allowed us to keep in touch and reconnect!
I miss being able to fit into some of the cute clothes in my closet. I'm hoping this will happen again soon though (I've lost 29 pounds so far...).
I miss some of the people, both staff and clients, at my old work site. While the switch in job sites I made in April was the best thing I could have ever done, there are definitely a few people I wish I could see on a regular basis.
I miss the care-free days of college. Why was I in such a rush to be a grown-up???