Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Little Rock, Think I'm Gonna Have To Slip You Off ...

Go West, young man!

Today I return to Little Rock, which was my home from July 30, 1996 - June 20, 2006.

The bulk of my adult friends are in The Rock, and I am VERY excited to be returning "home." When I moved from Alabama to Arkansas in 1996, I had a very hard time adjusting. In fact, I was a straight-up wreck for about 2 years. (But, damn, I was skinny!) Time worked its magic healing powers on me, as it always does, and by the time I left I was crying for a city I really grew to love.

It's interesting how history repeats itself. I recall my first visit home to Mobile in 1996, and how I was a bit overwhelmed trying to fit in all of the people I wanted to see. Those first few visits were tough because there was so much pressure to get face time with everyone. And no one loves a stressful trip like that where you cannot wait to get into the car to leave!

Eventually I learned to manage, and for that I am very thankful to be 35 years old. Because I would not trade those coping skills for any amount of youth. I'd rather have crow's feet and stability than dewey eyes and CrAzy!

Happy Thanksgiving All! I cannot wait to see y'all in LR this weekend!

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