For the first few days I was in Louisiana, I couldn't wait to come back. I wanted the comforts I've grown accustomed to. I wanted my bridges. I wanted my bedroom. I wanted Graffiti.
but by Wednesday or so, I was enjoying my home territory once again.
The rain, the humidity, the heat... no, I don't miss those. It's the sights, the sounds, even the smells, and most of all, it's the people.
I LOVE our culture. I love sharing it with New Yorkers. I often refer to myself as an ambassador of the greatest place in the country. No one can mistake my loyalties.
Dan and Maddie's wedding was as great a reunion as I had expected it to be. I realized just how much I love my friends from college, and just how much I have been blessed to have them. I cannot imagine what the last five years of my life would have been like had I never met those people. The memories are sweet, and the time I get to reminisce with them even sweeter. After the wedding, we went to the Chimes and just talked and laughed and enjoyed good company. I am thankful for that opportunity. No plane ticket would be too expensive to experience that sort of joy.
Now I'm back in New York, reacquainting myself with the loves I have here. I look forward to what the next several months of my life may hold.