Now I have returned to Philadelphia and had the unfamiliar sensation of returning to a home. I lived in New York City for over 9 years and rarely had a permanent residence. I love that city with all the amazing life to discover there and I owe a lot of my career to the opportunities New York City provided for me. Most of the jobs I had were outside the city and when I returned home, I frequently had a frantic sensation of trying to figure out my living situation or scrambling for money. Somehow it never felt like home. This time, when I walked into my apartment in Northern Liberties here in Philadelphia, I have to admit I was a bit overwhelmed with joy. The few items that I have acquired welcomed me home with a warmth I don't think I've ever experienced. It reaffirmed my choice to move to the City of Brotherly Love.
I'm also looking forward to a full theater season sleeping in my own bed (something I certainly have never experienced). I'm very fortunate in what I have going on here with several jobs including teaching and working at the National Constitution Center. I've planted roots here Philadelphia. Now lets see how I grow.