Before this day is over I will be boarding a plane that will take me from Los Angeles, where I now live, to New York. I lived the first 24 years of my life on Long Island and my family still lives there. I am going home for a wedding and then staying around to see my family.
I’m telling you this for a reason: I am traveling alone.
You probably know that I’m married to this woman. She is the best thing in my life and sometimes, when I’ve been away from her for too long I’ve fallen apart. Historically this has happened most frequently on my trips back home. There’s something about revisiting my past without the best part of my present and future that has caused me to come undone temporarily.At least there has been until now.
This pattern ends on this trip. I will make it through this trip in one piece. I will come home better than I left. Now that I’ve said it on the Internet, it has to be true.