i'm in las vegas now! i flew in yesterday to spend time with family. i'll stay for about a week before maybe going to central florida to see old friends.
i spent more time in massillon than i had initially anticipated when i left st thomas. there was something so soothing about lounging around that pseudo-home after months of constant movement on the island. i made a point to do a whole lot of nothing, and to relish in it.
i made hot chai tea every morning and watched the birds while i sipped it. i went on evening walks with my family. we watched at least two movies a day. i finished three books. mom and i visited a few wineries. i did zero planning for my european backpacking adventure. i'm going to meet up with my friends and just wing it. and rest easy knowing if something goes awry, i have this enchanting place to come back to.