All is right with the world.
And yet, there is a small emptiness. Not a gaping hole, by any means. I'm here and my soul is complete.
But there is something missing. It will soon be filled with the time I send at home, the hours I put in at whatever part-time job I manage to acquire, and all the internet I could ever want.
For now, it's a knowledge that I left some part of me behind. I know this is a natural feeling. That doesn't make it any easier. It doesn't help that being idle make me feel a little anxious.
It's also a feeling that though I feel home and there is much that I missed, I am somewhat apart from everyone and everything around me. I'm here temporarily but then gone again. Separate.
While some things feel natural and I can laugh right along, other things feel strange and I don't relate. That's okay. It's just...different. And that's what I left behind in New Hampshire.
Despite the slightly sad sound of this post, I am VERY happy to be home! To be with Sadie! To laugh with family!
To be here, in the now.