Welcome back to the lengthy narrative on how I’ve found myself more than halfway across the country from home in Southern California. Part one dove into the messy, oft-complicated route that got me to Nashville in the first place. In this half, we’ll navigate the rest of the journey. Luckily, it’s smooth(er) sailing from here on out.
2017 was one of those character-building years for me. For how swiftly it passed, there didn’t seem to be anything breezy about it. Reflecting on the challenges I encountered — both minor and major — I’d say I came out relatively unscathed. But that doesn’t mean I necessarily made it through unchanged.