If you follow me basically anywhere else on the internet you know I spent a week back in Alabama.

I guess there are so many things that could be said about the week and seeing some of my closest friends and making new ones. There is so much that goes through my mind about it all – but because my nature is to think things around in circles I can’t even possibly know where to begin.

I spent the last week of an insane year breathing again. Letting walls down and being me with out the weight of stress and whatnot as a constant nagging voice. I missed my kids in a way that sometimes it physically hurt – and showed pictures of them to pretty much anyone who would let me. But I was allowed to be just Alena. And it turns out that chick is pretty bad ass awesome.

I spent 3 days truly pondering over a word for 2014 I thought at one point this would be the year I wouldn’t have one. And then I realized it wouldn’t be an action word. It didn’t need to be something I would do – but a place I would go.  Home.  I need to get back to home. I don’t have a plan. And I am not sure of the details. But with out a doubt my theme and constant goal will be home. Friends, family, laughing, love…all of that. No distractions. Home.

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cindy w January 2, 2014 at 4:22 pm

While I obviously will be bummed for my own selfish reasons if you decide to leave NC, I also totally get it. Some places just don’t feel right, for whatever reason. Hope you find it in 2014. Happy new year, lady.


TheNextMartha January 2, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Lots of love! Home wishes for you.


Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered) January 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Wishing for you to find your way home in the new year.


Lizzie S January 2, 2014 at 5:05 pm

What a great word!!!


Hannah January 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I can’t wait to have you HOME! We are gonna kick 2014′s ass together, at least nine times over.


Danielle January 3, 2014 at 10:14 am

Come back!! Bama misses you!! For some reason I’ve decided to make my place here and call this home. Now you just need to come! :-)


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