In less than a month I could be back in Phoenix. The last time we drove cross country my biggest concern was the actual drive. This time it’s more about the landing. I am eager to see my family and my friends but at the same time I’m a little wary. I don’t want to “pick up where we left off” so to speak. Two years isn’t a huge amount of time but it’s enough for people to grow and to change. I’m already seeing signs that my family wants to put me in the same role – this is who you are and how we expect you to act. Am I prepared to stand up for myself?
What about my friendships? I think the easy part will be the comfort, the hard part will be the two years of different experiences. That and them getting used to my name 😉 I have used a nickname, Andi, since elementary school but during college I began to prefer my full name, Andrea. I used my full name at school and at work but stayed Andi to friends and family. When we moved here it was the perfect opportunity to start using my full name. My hubby has already told me he can’t wait to switch back to Andi. Really? Do I have to?
Totally random things to be thinking about when I have so many other things to focus on. Perhaps it’s just my way of distracting myself from all the stress.