Fish and I are back from our trip to North Carolina. I have a lot to write about. Soon I’ll get it all out but for now I just have to say that I already miss the place. I’m happy to be home with my kids. I don’t miss NC for the freedom that I had exploring it with Fish alone without our kids. I miss NC in a way that I want to pack up the girls and share with them what we experienced.
I miss the kind and friendly people, the blue skies, the beautiful surroundings. It is all so glaringly different here in Southern California. I’m back to a world of feeling alone among a sea of people. I went to the grocery store this morning and I had to work hard to get people to acknowledge my “good mornings” and “how are you doing?” Those words just don’t flow as freely here. People don’t want to help others out here like they did out there. They want to do the least amount as possible to get you on your way. It’s sad really.
Before this trip I thought maybe I was suffering from “the grass is always greener” syndrome. Now I know that is not the case. When Fish and I got to Raleigh we both felt really out of sorts. I had never been to Raleigh before. I had visited smaller towns. The second day we traveled to New Bern and passed through many more towns. I realize that I prefer the smaller areas more. With that knowledge today, I miss all of North Carolina.