I’ve been traveling a lot of late. In fact, as you read this, I’ll be on my alma mater’s college campus attending a function there. Over two month period, I’ve been in or will be in London; Iselin, NJ (conference); Ocean Beach, NJ (writer’s retreat); Little Rock (college function); Albuquerque (my mom) and despite being cancelled earlier…still possibly Kenya (please, please).
So although I’ve been having a grand time (and hopefully will be having even more!) I am also exhausted (have a book due in there too), and sleep deprived and slightly unsure of where I’m supposed to be from one minute to the next.
All of which has made me very away of the little things about home that I love the best. Like a full pitcher of iced tea in the fridge waiting for me any time, day or night. The fact that my dog will pick up anything edible I happen to drop and therefore eliminate the need for cleanup aisle 11. All of my wardrobe at my fingertips and no chance of mismatching shoes, socks, clothing etc. (okay a little chance but only really early in the morning when I have to dress before I’m fully awake).
The necessary bits and bobs that allow me to handle a wardrobe malfunction without necessitating finding the nearest Walgreens. The ability to spend the day in jammies and not have to get dressed before breakfast. A full range of coat options for no matter what the day might bring (and did you know, Julia London, that my coat has a lining?)
So there you have it. Turns out I’m a homebody. Or at least I’d prefer for most of my time to be spent there. What things do you miss when you travel???