07 April 2009

I Miss My Family

I'm checked in, at the gate, and starting to switch mental gears. My family vacation is finished and I'll go from "visiting kid" to "head of household" in the next few hours. I'm ready for that - Jesse and I have goals and I want to make sure I'm doing my part to meet them - but I don't want to forget what I've learned in the last week.

I've learned (or maybe. accepted) I have my parents' best and worst traits. I've learned I'd prefer to be a stay at home mom, instead of working after having a baby. That's neither here nor there though, since having a baby is not yet listed as a priority. I realized it's very important for me to be healthy now (setting health-conscious groundwork and forging healthy habits) because health takes a back seat as you get older. I learned I want to go home more often, even if I have nothing new to report. I want to make it easier for my family to stay close.

It had been a long time since I went home. I let a lot of excuses get in the way. Going forward, I promise to make the time and spend the money. My family is charming and we have a lot fun together. Why shouldn't I want more? You just wait until I get back to San Francisco, I'll tell you all about it.

~ Danie D.
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