There is always something about visiting home that is so refreshing and helps put things into perspective for me every time I visit.
While I was home I spent a lot of time with my parents. I did not really see a lot of friends while I was there unfortunately, but then again I was only there for 10 days and family always comes first.
It hovered around 99 to 100 degrees for a huge portion of my trip. Anyone that has been to Oregon knows that it rains a lot there so to have it be extremely hot like that is unheard of. and completely disgusting in my opinion.
I have noticed the past couple of times that I have gone home, my dad and I end up getting closer and end up having some really great talks. It makes me feel good knowing that I can go to my dad when I need advice or just somebody to be there.
Speaking of my dad, I got to meet his girlfriend while I was home. I absolutely loved her! She is so sweet, and she makes my dad happy, so I can’t complain about that!
I got to spend some quality time with my mom as well, but it didn’t feel like a lot just because she had to work. BUT I did get to spend 4th of July with her and some family friends.
I didn’t get to see any fireworks because we all ended up taking care of our dogs because they were scared of the fireworks and barking at them.
My mom recently started a new job within the past couple of months, so while I was home she took me to see the place and meet the people she works with. It was great to see her in her element. My mom is a very out-going friendly person who will make friends with anyone and I could tell that this job just shows those traits of her very well.
I also got to see my sister as well. She lives about two and a half hours away from my parents so it was really good to see her, even it was only for a night. Believe it or not, my sister and I used fight all the time growing up, but now I would have to say that she is one of my best friends who I can go to for anything if needed.
I will admit that I did work while I was home. I got bored after a while needed something to do. It also didn’t help that my dad also had to work and since he works from home, it made it that much easier for me to want to work as well. Plus, I’m a Capricorn, and we can sometimes be known as workaholics so it just comes naturally I guess.
So to sum up my trip I would say that it was refreshing. I was able to come back to craziness more refreshed and ready to attack work and everything else that LA has to offer, which makes me thankful to be home.