Last week, I enjoyed the perks of Michal’s summer internship location in Dearborn, MI.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The Detroit suburb may not be as glamorous or appealing of an area to visit during the summer like Cali or NYC, but we were excited to simply be close to people we’ve missed while living in Cville and Chicago. In the week I visited Michal, I was grateful to be able to witness almost every type of life-changing moment within our circle of friends and family:
- Helping Michal move into his apartment before he started his new job
- Co-hosting a baby shower/going-away party
- Dancing the night away at a wedding with friends from undergrad
- Surprising a friend on her 30th birthday
- Celebrating the engagement of one of Michal’s former college roommates
- Visiting friends who just had their first baby
- Checking out my parents’ and Michal’s sister’s newly renovated homes, as well as my cousin’s recently purchased home
In a stage in which there is so much transition and uncertainty, it is so reassuring to know some parts of life can still remain the same and that we can always “come home.” I’m looking forward to my next visit to obviously see my husband, but to also spend more time with all of our loved ones.
Not to mention, Michigan is best experienced in the summertime. (HINT: A topic for a later blog post.)
I appreciate any tips on how to answer the question: “Why come back to Michigan?”