This is happening
But it hasn’t quite registered yet, the fact that I’m sitting in Long Beach on a layover, returning to California to stay. Already, I think that people look healthier and more relaxed, and that can’t just be in my head. Somebody is peeling an orange, and I’ve already heard conversations in Mandarin and Spanish. Skies are clear and blue, the temperature is pleasant, and all would be perfect if not for that one logistical inconvenience of my wife and I having jobs on opposite coasts.
THAT is what really hasn’t hit yet, the introspection and emotional realization that I’m not going home to my wife tonight, or most nights for the rest of the year. This year will pass quickly, I’m sure, but it will feel like forever. Thankfully, we live in the future, and phone calls are supplemented with video chats and relatively cheap airfare. Still, it sucks, but it will give me plenty of time to bill those hours at the new job. Woo-hah.
Still, no regrets are to be had. This helps us move forward with our lives, together for the long run.
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