I am home.
Putting the period at the end of that opening sentence was a
Traveling across country was great. It afforded me the opportunity to see America
and to see myself more completely and in a new way. I liked what I saw; the beauty marks and the warts.
I want the excitement of exploration and the feeling of freedom
and fearlessness to continue. So, while it may be grammatically correct to put
a period at the end of that opening sentence; I am choosing to be incorrect. I’m
ending it with a semicolon. It is the punctuation mark that is all about the
pause and the anticipation/introduction of the next passage. That’s what being home feels like to me.
I am home;