It took almost 20 hours of traveling because of overlays and such to get there, but I did. It was such an amazing trip. I learned to gain appreciation for the things I have in life: family, friends and love ones. Seriously, I can not be more sure that these things are above all the most important. This feeling was manifested into pure happiness when I stepped into baggage claim and saw a very special someone sitting on the chair waiting on me. I couldn't believe it. I was there, back in the place I belong.
My Christmas was a difficult one, my New Years was easier to handle than I thought, and coming home was gratifyingly beautiful.