On January the 21, about a week ago, I stepped off the airplane at my little hometown airport. I walked through the single terminal and passed the doors into the lobby.
As I saw the little group of friends and family that had assembled to welcome me... the thought crossed my mind:
Perhaps they won't remember me?
But, this errant thought was quickly dismissed... as my mother ran up and gave me the biggest hug that I could ever remember her giving me!
This is home.
Home isn't the place that you live, a city or a house. It's not a set of ideas, a welcome mat or a cozy bed. Home, for me, is where you find the people that you love.
I was home. I am home
Man, it's so great to be home! I was really touched by the comments I found on my homepage. I won't have the chance to answer all of them, but I want you all to know how much it all means to me!
Two years! It's been a long time! I'm excited to catch up with you all, enjoy the fandoms and shipping wars, and participate in the community that I love so dearly. BTW, I finished the first season of Korra, and it is epic! Stay tuned for some fan art from me
That said, I appreciated the time I had to step away. My mission was a blast, and I have so much of that to share with you guys ;D
For those of you out of the loop, two years ago I left on a mission for my church to the south of France. You can find the announcement here: fav.me/d4lf1ke
Honestly, it was challenging. But, sometimes it was amazing. I was learning the language, and I was also learning how to communicate with people. It was there that I learned something interesting: anything that is worth something in this life is hard to accomplish, they take work. It was so worth it
I met so many people and have made friends for a lifetime. But, I also discovered a lot about myself. I promise I won't get so religious with you guys. But, belief has always been a big part of my life. Something that has kept me going in the tough moments. That is what I was sharing with people over there
Here's a brief overview of my travels:
- I landed in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Then arrived at my first city, Nimes where I stayed for 4 and a half months.
- After Nimes came Nice, where I was for 3 months.
- Following, I went to Beziers where I spent a month and a half.
- Then, I went to Lyon where I stayed for 6 months!.
- I went south to a city called St. Etienne for 3 months.
- And finished in a town called Mont de Marsan, and was there for 6 months as well.
I will see if I can link a page with pictures for you guys to see
This last week I returned. I've been spending it with my family, spending time together, watching movies, etc. It's beyond description the amazing feeling I've felt being with them again.
I'm super excited to talk with you all! Thank you for being such awesome friends and supporting me in this. I've missed you guys
Thanks for reading
PS: Post a comment for any movies, music or TV shows you think I should watch. I have two years to catch up on ;D
PPS: Je viens de rentrer de France, et j'aimerai bien continuer de parler la langue. Si tu parles francais, ecris-moi s'il te plait