Why did I decide to go?
Opportunity mostly. As years past, I doubt I will still have as flexible a schedule as I do now. Not necessarily because I’ve got hopes of children running around my apartment (currently, I don’t). Instead, I’m hoping that there might be a boyfriend in the picture, a husband even. Plus, I’m hoping this whole writing career thing might actually take off and I’ll be busy writing and promoting my work.
Also, I should mention that two extremely kind friends made the trip economically feasible. Their a married couple who wound up moving to Cary. We reconnected when I was in grad school and then re-reconnected when I moved back to the area after my stint in DC. I’ve known the husband since second grade, which is a pretty darn long time to know someone. Anyway, they’re giving me a ride and a place to stay, so other than chipping in for gas and buying the reunion ticket, I’m good to go.
I’m still not sure how I feel about the whole thing, but I’m looking forward to spending more time with my local friends. Even if it involves a long drive to Pennsylvania and back.