I don’t know when I realized just how much I missed living in Texas because my initial reaction to having moved away was tempered by a variety of things.
There was a while where I thought the majority of it had to do with who I missed and that was the driving factor.
As time passed I realized that was indeed a significant and major component but it wasn’t the only thing. I realized that I had started my personal journey to living there twenty years earlier and that I hadn’t been there long enough.
I realized it just felt like home and that not being there meant I wasn’t home. So while I have said in the past that I could live virtually anywhere with this other person and feel like home I have always known some places felt like home regardless of who I was with.
Texas is among those and not being there makes me feel like I am away from home.