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The Trip Home

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I returned back to my home state of North Dakota earlier this month to visit family and friends. We moved to San Diego over a year ago--- our first year away from "home".

I didn't know what to expect on this trip. Regrets? Guilt? Happiness? Unwanted stress? What I found was something unexpected. It was a sense of calm I never experienced before. As I boarded the plane on the way back, I realized San Diego is where I belong. It reminded me a bit of when I wrote the last scene for KIN. I knew the story was there. What I need to do now is strengthen the groundwork I laid out for the story. In the past year, I feel like I've done the same thing for myself.

I'm only getting started on the path I've chosen. One of the reasons why I wanted to move was because I was determined to grow more as a writer and as a person. I knew I couldn't do what I wanted where I was living. There were no visiting authors, writing jobs, and the closest writing community was in four…