From beach wedding to barren cupboard - that's what really happens on a homecoming.
After an extensive remodeling program last year (the major reason why such a dearth of blog posts), I've never lived in a place so fitting to my habits and routine. Which makes home ever more homey. And it's all a matter of creating a place that fits like a glove to my routines and interests.
In strong contrast, traveling to new places is unknown, exciting, visceral, challenging. The more exotic, the more indelible - it brings the every day into sharper focus in a foreign place, noticing all the details that are uncommon and new thanks to the culture and environment.
This is all to say that travel brings a fresh appreciation of the familiar confines of home, a literal and figurative blank slate ready to fill up with food from the grocery store as well as memories and learnings from faraway places. A homecoming is the right time to reflect on how another part of the world has changed you for the better.