i grew up in the midwest. in ohio, michigan, Illinois and wisconsin. in fact, I went to three different high schools in three different states.
and i’m not sure how to describe it, but it just feels like home in the air whenever I land up here. the smell in the air, the beautiful scenery and it seems like my body instantly recognizes the familiarity or connection. last week we were in michigan and this weekend we are in upper wisconsin. yep, it is 60 degrees right now – jealous my fellow dallasites?
i love where i am in life. and if I had a child in their 20’s struggling with their career or situation i would have the unique ability to give sage advice.
i guess that’s called getting old.
the advice is this. just wait. life changes.
15 years ago i worked at j walter thompson in chicago and was single. i worked with clients in wisconsin and traveled the whole state. i kept a journal and it was filled with pages of loving my life and job but, truthfully, being painfully lonely. i never thought i would meet someone.
flash forward 15 years. now, i am on the client side (same client!) and married to my very best friend. had to go all the way to texas to get him but it was worth it. this weekend I get to show him this beautiful part of the country and smile, thinking about my 30 year old self. oh what good comes to those who wait!