Home Again


And it’s like I never left. Except that I did leave. And it was awesome. The conference was fantastic- I got to meet some of my long time colleagues, eat some truly wonderful food, dance to a band I’ve never heard of but were evidently famous in the 70s/80s, sleep in a gorgeous hotel room with huge ceilings, take a 2 hour tour of an incredible city, watch too many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy on NetFlix, read some very good books and meet some cool people on the plane. I came home energized and so enthused about what I do for a living.


And it was all really, really amazing and I’m so glad I went.  And when I got home, I was picked up at the airport and whisked off to baseball practice and just like that- BAM– I was back in my life. Except today, the Hubs made the kids lunches while I showered. And I was told numerous times by everyone how much they missed me.  And all that makes me think that I need to go away for a week a bit more often just to keep my family on their toes.


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at https://heathercaryn.com/

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  1. I’m so glad the trip went well! I think the best part of the getting away is the coming back. I was pretty good there for awhile about heading to my sister’s every six months for a long weekend…I can tell I haven’t made time for it in awhile. I think my family could maybe use a tiny reminder of why they like my being around 😉

    Also, I noticed on your Goodreads that you read The Kindness of Strangers. Was that not one of the MOST disturbing books ever? I generally forget most books as soon as I finish them (even if I love them) but that one has sort of haunted me ever since. Ugh.

    • I agree…a trip to CA may be needed in your future. You know, if it wasn’t for that whole 3rd trimester of pregnancy thing. 😉

      And yes- that book stuck with me as well. It was recommended by a friend and she lightly glossed over the subject matter. So I grabbed it for the trip, not really even bothering to read the book jacket. While I certainly was engrossed, it made me sit there and examine each and every one of my friendships just to make sure!

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