I’m not sure if you were gone months or years, but I missed you

23 Feb

My parents were shocked; as they roused from peaceful slumber, in sailed the tresses, teeth, & backpack of a vagabond. No one knew that I was coming back from Nepal. It was sort of an “it’s-almost-Christmas-my-visa’s-about-to-expire-and-um-yeah-a-boy-bought-me-the-ticket” type of trip.

So I was home. And America was exceptional. As always. I opened my mouth in the shower, snuggled with clean puppies, and used facebook for so long I got depressed. I saw people I should have (mom, dad, angela, pmart, diane, wendy, paul, patty, erica, steph, trent, britt, betsy, marvin, michael, molly). And regretfully didn’t see others (kat, lauren). I rediscovered that my friends and family, in real time, are just as amazing as they promise they’ll be over the Internet. Russ gave me keys to his apartment, which, given his visceral reluctance to give any girl any key for any reason, is a good indicator of just how good I had it.

I didn’t get enough of Asia. I’m dying to know what it’s like in Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China…okay, okay, ALL OF THEM! I will definitely be back, but something even stronger than my passion for travel pulled me to Pittsburgh: love. Complicated love.

For the moment, a fix of complicated love will have to do, as my hunger for more exotic and mysterious (to me) destinations grows. So now I’m on the move. A free agent, destined to but not ready to come back.

Love is sometimes confusing and hard to navigate. Right now, I know I have to keep traveling. So I’m off again. More soon.


3 Responses to “I’m not sure if you were gone months or years, but I missed you”

  1. kek34 February 23, 2014 at 11:11 pm #

    I am sorry to have missed you my dear, but I am glad that you enjoyed your trip home! ::) xo

  2. Jerry Pitts February 24, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    Sammi you need to join the team of Globetrotters You are a Natural !

  3. Andrew B. Travis February 24, 2014 at 1:14 am #

    Well, Samantha, we loved being with you in Pittsburgh and at the cottage. We certainly will miss you, especially when you leave the US. Safe travels my beautiful, courageous, and adventurous daughter. Already looking forward to your next post.


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