Lansing lovers. Its been awhile. I’m home for the next four days, and then I’m gone again. Since the beginning of October I’ve been home for a total of maybe a week and a half. I’ve been in New York, Boston, Providence, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Chicago. Its been amazing to visit the East coast, travel my yoga, and work my political know how in my power suit. But at the end of the day, I miss Lansing. My recent escapades have made this more known. My last trip consisted of a week in Detroit and a weekend in Chicago. As I finished out my crazy week and weekend, I felt really excited to merge onto I-496 where I soon arrived at my home in REO town.
After being gone for a week, I immediately went to Hilltop and embarked on a 2 hour guided meditation class with studio owner, Hilaire Lockwood. I’d been sitting in my car for the last four hours, but I didn’t mind sitting for another two. She guided me through beaches, the road less traveled, my family history, and dedication. I smiled, I cried, I felt grateful for everything in my life.
I make it home, say ‘what up’ to my cats, unpack my suitcase for the 4th time this month, enjoy a glass of mango orange juice with my housemate and then off to a friend’s house to make fajitas, catch up and have a group study date.
It feels so good to be home because I feel the love in this city.
As I travel the eastern seaboard, sometimes thinking I’m missing out on what the rest of the world may have to offer, I realize that every time I come home from weeks of travel, I’m always back where I need to be.
Even though I’m here for less than a week before my next adventure, I’m excited that my days are already filled with a birthday celebration at the local Irish pub, a visit to my favorite local bicycle shop, Spin Cycles, a meal at the new local artisan diner, A Fork in the Road, teaching yoga to the sunrise at Just B Yoga and a yoga asana practice to live music with artist Girish at Hilltop.
Thank you Lansing for everything you have given me over the last year. Taking me in, providing me the opportunity to make a home here, and having me feel proud to call this place my home, no matter what metropolitan I may find myself in.