Landing in California felt much more lovely then landing in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia feels so heavy, perhaps it’s the humidity or the energy, either way my emotions towards being home were… neutral, I guess would be a good word.
Besides for seeing my mom and kiddies my first day back sucked.
I felt like shit
reality hit hard
I came home to mail that informed me that I have been selected as a juror
Mail that informed me that I had three points on my license (I ran a stop sign literally right before I left lol)
And I needed an oil change, so I went to jiffy lube expecting it to take a half hour max.
I was there for two hours
I apparently also needed rotors and break pads and they didn’t have the parts so instead of asking me if I wanted to wait for the parts they went ahead and had me wait, and the parts they got weren’t the right parts
So I sat there for two hours and the work wasn’t even completed.
Waiting to check out I couldn’t control my tears even if I wanted to
I originally wanted to go to a yoga class or a hike (stroll) through the park, but feeling defeated I went home and slept which seemed to be the best thing I possibly could do.
Overall what a comical first day home lol
My second day was much better! Heading to the beach with my dad, it was so nice, and of course I’m always happy to be at the beach.
When in Santa Monica, my aunt and I were comparing the beach to Wildwood and how relaxed and overall different it felt. So I was curious going to the Jersey shore after experiencing the West Coast if it would be different, granted we ended up going to Point Pleasant New Jersey, but it didn’t feel much different at all, very similar actually.
After an awesome long day on the beach we grabbed dinner; and I can’t say I missed American cuisine. I had always heard European food portions were smaller then Americas and I didn’t really notice when I was there. But coming home I definitely noticed, our portions are soooo massive, so much food. And I didn’t even finish my meal, but I still had that post meal heaviness almost full to the brim feeling which I didn’t have once in Europe or Thailand! I think in other countries the food they use is local and prepared in a more healthy way, whatever the case I find America is definitely doing something wrong.
I miss not being able to understand what people are talking about, it was so nice not having a clue about the nonsense and complaints people spout.
Still having an entire evening I took a very enjoyable trip to Target and then took a stroll through Alverthrope, never having done so and it’s right around the corner from my house😂. I want to continue walking a lot while home I really enjoyed the mass amount of walking I did while traveling.
I hit the gym early the next day, taking a class called Fire warrior which is a heated Hiit cardio yoga format , my body was on fire internally and externally, it felt amazing.
Grabbed lunch with bestina Devon at Bryn and Danes and I got a bean burger quesadilla and that made me feel so full and sick as well. And the place is supposed to be relatively healthy. Such a bummer
Afterwards I spent a solid amount of time at Pep boys still needing to get my rotors replaced, I don’t even feel like talking about the stupidity that I dealt with at this place. My car actually spent the day here while I was at the beach the day before
they weren’t able to get the parts
Told me they could get the parts the by tomorrow, and it took them three hours before they stumbled upon the correct size.
If you have a Honda Civic 2017 Lx the 2016 rotor size fits lol
Not knowing what to do with myself … I went to enjoy the Belmont Plateau and Kelly Drive, my favorite places in Philadelphia. It was fine, it didn’t have the same excitement as exploring somewhere new. The humidity sucked as well.
I don’t know, still feel very neutral about being home.
Before I left when people would ask why I was traveling and I would say because I feel like I out grew this place there isn’t much here for me.
Being home after exploring the diversity of the world definitely confirms this feeling.
Nevertheless I am excited to enjoy the upcoming weeks and the comfortability it provides. Also interested to interact with the people of Philadelphia area (via Uber and Lyft driving) after interacting with people from all over the world.