Jenna: Home

I got to go “home” this weekend to see my parents. I’ve actually never lived there, but it feels like home to me. My parents have been in a small town in WV for about 7 years now, and I usually make it for Christmas and Easter.

When I was in FL, it was even less. I’m thankful that  I live a bit closer, but still don’t get there as much as I’d like. My brother couldn’t make it, so it was just the three of us. We took FULL advantage of the awesome weather, and got in some ziplining and hiking. 

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Even though the trees are pretty brown thanks to that awful winter, there were still some great views.

I did pretty well fueling this weekend with healthy food. For Easter dinner, we enjoyed a roasted chicken with a side of veggies. We did visit my favorite local Mexican and pizza places, so I tried to off set that with some cleaner, light options when I could.

Whole Wheat English Muffin with Avocado, Salt, Pepper, Lime Juice, and a Dash of Hot Sauce

Whole Wheat English Muffin with Avocado, Salt, Pepper, Lime Juice, and a Dash of Hot Sauce

I had a great time at home, but it gave me a lot to think about. My mind starts spinning when I have more time on my hands to think.

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It’s nice to escape for a few days, but then you also have to deal with all the thoughts and feelings that hit you like a ton of bricks when you leave. I miss my family a lot. I wish life would work out so that we could live closer, or see each other more. Although, I have been reminded in my short time back that I’ve made a great little family here in Philly. I have some amazing people that care A LOT about me. And I may not see my longer distance friends but there is text, phone, Facetime (I mean heck, I talked to Shaina that lives in South African about life and love for a few hours the other day via gchat). Here’s to focusing on the positive energy and what we DO have.

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2 thoughts on “Jenna: Home

  1. Girl, you know I feel these same darn emotions. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the “What if” scenarios when you’re not plugged into your normal, everyday life. But you are right. You have made an incredibly family in Philly (and, ahem, the nearby areas.) You have a lot to show for your time there, and you should be proud!

    Loving the relaxing photos. I had no idea your parents had been in WV that long already!

  2. Gosh those views are stunning. I hear ya on missing family and friends but I think it’s important to remember that (1) we likely won’t be far forever and (2) they provide us with the best reasons to take a quick trip and catch up. Also, yay, Skype.

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