I call lots of places 'home.' Sometimes I even call the studio where I work 'home.' But there's nothing like going back to where you began, and for me that's the great state of Michigan. I'm spending a few days here before I head to Milwaukee with my family for my surgery. I don't know how to explain it, and maybe it's this way with all 'homes,' but Michigan gets in your blood. If you're a Michigander, you are always a Michigander.
There's something comforting about this summer routine. It makes me feel grounded, feel normal. I love seeing my family, I love seeing my best friends for forever, Molly and Mary. Although I love my life in Washington with my husband and furry family, I love my roots here in the Mit.