Breaking up with S was without a doubt the catalyst for returning to Ohio. I had been flirting with the idea for the last year and I always knew it was my best prospect. I spent years blaming location for my shortcomings. I needed Charlotte to discover myself, gain confidence and discover that there was no person, place or thing to blame for my internal struggles. I was the only person that ever held me back from realizing my potential. I had many kinks I had accumulated over the years that simply needed worked out. My growth in Charlotte was verified on the last night I spent with my friends and colleagues in Charlotte. (Future blog)
Bells and whistles didn't go off when I returned home to Akron/Canton but the instant warm reception I received was advantageous. The level of familiarity was comforting and the warmth I felt from being with my family once again was intoxicating. No one cared or asked why I left Charlotte. I don't think it would have matter if I left broke and destitute with my tail between my legs. My friends and family recognized immediately that I had matured, overcame my demons and was back home to explore my potential. They were happy I was back and I knew I had made the right decision.