We are headed to North Carolina in a couple of days. Haven't been back - excepting the Charlotte airport - since we moved six years ago. I should say I moved; Jana was there another three months without me, trying desperately to avoid coming to Arkansas.
I moved to work as a CAD designer at a retailer here. It taught me a lot. A lot about CAD/textile design, a lot about who I did and didn't want to be. In the mean time I have had two kids, bought a house, and generally "adulted," as the young people say. There is nothing like revisiting your past to put your present into perspective. And I have always been obsessed with the idea of home. North Carolina is, in a lot of ways, still our home, at least in our heads. I think we think eventually we will go back. Not sure how Pat McCrory's genius ideas about gender will figure into that decision. The North Carolina I know is accepting and loving and embraced me when even own mother was not welcoming me with open arms because of my "lifestyle choice."
As to my present, I am working on new designs and wondering how I am going to get those new designs out there. Out where? While I mull that over, I'll attach a weaving from way back when.