“There’s no place like home.” -Dorthy, The Wizard of Oz
The movie The Wizard of Oz is a classic that is inexhaustible. Forever young. Sure, it could be Judy Garland’s amazing ruby red slippers that gets me every time, and they do, but it’s her journey home I connect with. This August, I transitioned from a full time position at URBN to a part time position at Anthropologie’s Rittenhouse store as a personal stylist. The reason – so that I could pursue Madalynne full time. It’s a decision that I know and feel is right, but still have doubts. That’s okay, it’s only natural to feel this way.
In between that transition, I took time off to visit my family in Ft. Lauderdale. While a warm and sticky South Florida may seem drab and unappealing to some, it’s not to me. It’s my home, my Kansas. No matter how far I go in life or how cray cray it gets, I’ll always feel welcomed, soothed and comforted in that little pocket of the world.
Being at home gave me renewed clarity. I realized that in this new journey, the more present, engaged and in tuned I am with today, and the more I enjoy the now versus the future, the easier it is to feel at home anywhere, anytime, all the time.
“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” -Basho