I was reading my latest obsession today, webcomic Questionable Content, and in the run of a couple strips, a character gets laid off, and part of the conversation runs they discuss what to do with a severance check.
In this case, the character in question was going to blow it all on a European vacation of some sort.
I stopped reading and immediately typed in aircanada.com. What a great idea! I could take my hard-earned severance and go somewhere beautiful.
But when I got to the little form where you indicate WHERE you want to go… I drew a blank. There’s no where I really want to GO right now. The idea of traveling far and wide with a backpack and a pocket full of dreams… well it just doesn’t appeal to me at this moment.
All I want to do is go HOME to MY ISLAND and be with my family and my dog and my beaches.
I feel like the next year or so will be full of making up my mind. Trying to figure out where I want to BE and what I want to DO. I feel like I’ve spent a lot of the past while bopping around aimlessly. Kind of searching for the RIGHT PLACE to settle and make my home.
I’ve always said I’d like to end up back on the east coast, but I thought maybe that would come later in life. Maybe this whole layoff thing has just sped up the route I was going to take anyways.
There’s no place like home, right Dorothy?