A Gap Year Redux~
It was nice to be home, surrounded by friends for a few weeks. The sense of love and belonging I get from those I choose to surround myself with is such a central part of my life. Although the months spent just the four of us are not without love and humor, I do miss my friends. We all do.
I’ve written in our blog before about the intensity of togetherness. Of how every conversation involves four, everything each of us does is watched with interest by the others. You would think we would pull away from each other, make space. But, in reality, we live under the constant focus of each other’s macro lens. Being a Gill only by marriage, I don’t have the late night genome that will not allow the others to go to bed when they get tired, so the early mornings are often my private domain.
Having time at home, we rediscovered our own selves through time spent not with the other three. Alone, or at dinners and lunches and walks and parties. Extended family. Girlfriends! Ahh, the magic that is our lives at home. Even so, it was easier to go this time. We’re moving back into a life we understand, and trust that the one we leave behind will wait for our return.