Sunday, May 23, 2010

Do you say Missouri or Missourah?

I bought my plane ticket home today. No, your eyes did not deceive you, you read that right, I bought my plane ticket home today! After a few very confused days I decided it was time to come home. After looking at my diminishing bank account, I figured it would be very stupid to continue on, especially with the rising prices of summer right around the corner. I was trying to decide what the wisest choice would be. Do I carry on to Spain and try to be a resourceful as possible or do I not come home broke? I decided to stay in Europe, the next day I decided to go home. In one day I changed my mind a few times. Back and forth. I felt like I was going insane. I would love to keep traveling, believe me, but I had to call a spade a spade and realize that it's just not financially possible right now.

Not heartbroken about it. I actually feel really happy. I've had an amazing four months. I've met so many amazing people that I plan to keep in touch with and to visit again in the future. That's the idea, come home, work my butt off, makes lots of money, and come back to Europe to garden again. That's an idea anyways. That or start my own garden project.

I am so super duper excited to see family and friends. I have to thank my nephew for my final decision. In my struggle for clarity I was talking to the little guy and he asked me, "Joni, when are you coming home?" To which I replied, "when do you want me to come home?" In his sweet little voice he said, "now". Yep, that was it. That was all it took for me to immediately start packing my bag for my return home.

Awe home. I love the sound of that!


  1. If you get sick of Misery, I mean, Missouri, come visit us in Michigan. We have a pool and Lake Michigan is only an hour away.