After 25 days on the road, I’m finally home. I’m already appreciating all the best things about being home. I feel guilty saying that because half of my trip was a fantastic vacation with my husband (I realize I never talked about my intention for April – but it was exactly that – reconnecting with my husband). The second half was dedicated to professional accomplishments that most people aspire to. I recognize my privilege, but there truly is no place like home when you’ve crossed SO many timezones.
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Best Things About Being Home
Yes, I said laundry. Living out of a suitcase with dry-clean everything is my least favorite thing. I love being able to grab fresh smelling laundry until my heart’s content because no matter what, my clothes always seem to smell like airplane. Whether you think I’m weird or crazy, I don’t care. I can smell airplane. Being able to do laundry is a luxury that I haven’t taken for granted since I spent Fall 2004 smelling like the Turkish restaurant below my apartment.
My own bed
I don’t mean my mattress (though I love that, too). I mean my linens. My favorite duvet cover is on super sale right now. I own it in seaglass, white, and dove. The seaglass is my favorite! I ordered the white one for less than $70 while I was gone. The first thing I did was change our sheets (I have these in white, brown, and light blue) and pop it on my lightweight down comforter. To be completely honest, I haven’t changed out this down comforter since I bought it. It works for all seasons in Texas!
I think this applies more to when I’m traveling extensively for work, but when I’m on the road, I don’t do a lot of extraneous things. I don’t read blogs, I don’t write blogs, and I don’t really unwind. This means that I end up binging on these things when I get home. It’s a little out of control, lol. If you got a ton of comments from me yesterday… sorry. It’s because I haven’t taken the time to do Sara-time things.
Confession: I’m absolutely obsessed with this Lela Rose dress. (Dang – I got a great deal on it. I paid way less than that so keep watching, friends.) It showed up in Italy, at CalTech, at Amanda’s rehearsal dinner, AND at TACAC (multiple times). It’s comfortable, it’s lightweight, it travels relatively well. Sometimes, however, I just want to lounge around in an oversized t-shirt and socks. Or wear jeans and glitter shoes. These things take up space so I don’t usually pack them. It’s hard to get me in dress clothes after extensive traveling.
Yet another luxury that I take for granted. Because of my husband, I have cold water on demand at home and at the office. There’s never a time when I don’t have a cold water bottle. When I travel, it becomes much harder to keep myself fully hydrated. I always try to pick up a couple bottles so I can stay hydrated, but it seemed like it was more difficult on this trip. Thankfully, there was a CalTech water bottle in our welcome bag! When I swapped suitcases for TACAC, however, I forgot to put it in my bag so TACAC was a struggle.
What are the best things about being home for you?
I so agree with all of these – after being away from home – doing the little chores was a welcome treat, even laundry and of course my own bed and shower!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
As much as I love traveling, these are all so true. There’s truly no place like home and of course “me time”. Enjoy gurlie <3
Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders says
I totally know what you mean about missing your bed and missing being able to grab clothes out of a closet instead of out of your suitcase. Getting to lounge around my own house in comfy clothes and then fall asleep in my own bed are what I always love about coming home!
Gosh I can’t imagine being away from home that long! It must have been amazing to get into your own bed after that time with some cold water… I seriously know what you mean about all this stuff though because even after traveling for two weeks to visit family, being back in my own house is the best! Stopping over from the link up – hope you can hop by my blog too! Have a great weekend. http://www.confessionsofanorthernbelle.com/2017/04/friday-favorites-77/
Katie Elizabeth says
Okay I’m considering getting that duvet cover. I have no need for a new one, but you may have talked me into it, lol! And that dress – LOVE!
This is so true! I traveled the last two weeks for work and I am so glad to be home in my own bed, with access to laundry!! 🙂
Yes to my own bed!! I cannot sleep other places, I just need my own bed and my own linens. Totally agree about comfy clothes too 🙂 It’s nice to lounge sometimes.
Maggie@ Maggie Lois says
Welcome home! I literally laughed out loud when you were like “I smell airplane”, lol. I’m very much a homebody, so I def feel you on all of these, especially the “me” time, you gotta have that. Even though you’re happy to be back it sounds like you had a great time with your hubby, enjoy your week!
being home is so under-rated! I love it.
Pretty dress. I can see why you love it so!
Also, love that bedspread. Teal is my favorite color. 🙂
I can’t say I love laundry, though, aside from the nice smell. There is nothing like having clean clothing after being gone for a while.