Friday, January 20, 2006


With those pix of my real home down below, I am thinking ... we move back to Minnesota in July. I am excited about it, but sort of scared, too. Everyone there has been there for the last 2 years and I have missed out. I chose to leave, I don't regret having this opportunity, but I just know that things will have changed when I get back, and I don't know how it will be.

Friendships change, people change, and all of that is okay. It would be boring if we all just hung out and our experiences never affected us in a deeper way.

But I have to admit that I hope I can rekindle some of those friendships as well as forging new ones. Having been here for 2 years, I know that Rochester is home, and that is a comforting thought. I love it there, but I will miss California and all that it has to offer. Who wouldn't? It is an amazing place.

I am looking forward to sharing so many amazing Minnesota things with my kids -- the North Shore, Itasca State Park, the lake where I spent part of every summer of my childhood -- all of those places are beautiful in their own way, and just as important for my kids to see and experience.

I just hope I can slide back into my friends' busy lives and find a way to feel at home again.


  1. You will. You are a wonderful person. No one will want to miss out on that.

  2. Can't wait to have you back. We will have to get together more often now :)