I have been here for years, but don't go back to the family home as often as I should. I sometimes feel that I should stay away so I get used to not being there too often when I finally make a move to another city. I know that's weird, but I think that is my subconscious reason for not going there a lot.
For me, home is wherever I am. Home is wherever I am living. I just moved less than a month ago, but this new apartment already feels like home. I already recognize neighbors walking down the street, already miss the sound of the children in the back these last few days when the weather has been too hot for them to play outside.
Home is wherever I want it to be - wherever I am.
I am learning that more and more the more I move from apartment to house to apartment.
Which brings me more to the realization that I can be anywhere and call it my home.
All things happen for a reason, some say, and maybe these moves and this prompt are to show me that I can live anywhere, that I am ready for the next location.
Sunday Stream of Consciousness post. Today's prompt on allthingsfadra dealt with the idea of home.
You can join in by checking out Fadra's site and then free writing for five minutes on the prompt or on whatever is on your mind on a Sunday. You can also read other people's writing through the links on the site.
I'd like to think that I could live anywhere. When I was in Spain, I sure didn't want to come back.ReplyDelete
I think we could all live anywhere as long as we are happy with the people we are around and have enough money to visit or bring in the people not around us that we love.Delete
You sound very together and you're right. Home is where you set yourself down with your things and your feelings and your hopes/dreams. Home is inside of us not necessarily a physical place. At least to me...and you.ReplyDelete
Thanks. Home is definitely inside of us... I like that.Delete
That's a great perspective as to where "home is".ReplyDelete
Thanks. I think it makes living easier.Delete
I love your perspective. And, I think, you're exactly right.ReplyDelete
I think from each of the place I've ever lived, I've learned something new about myself, something that I've taken with me along my journey of life.
p.s. I'm stopping by from SOC Sunday.
Learning and growing from where we have been is so vital.Delete
Thanks for visiting!
Great way to put it. I feel at home in so many different places; sat under a tree in our local park, the seaside town where we holiday every year, the list goes on. Home isn't a building or one particular place. That said I still don't think I could move away from my family...they are my home too.ReplyDelete
Home is definitely not a single place. It is hard to be away from family, although they are not the place, they help make the place feel more comfortable, don't they?Delete
I enjoyed reading this. I have lived in NYC and for some reason when things get crazy for me (or out of control..) I want to move..Not local either. When my hubby died, I was moving to KY, TN, TX or ME etc etc each week. I wanted to flee. Things got better and I remarried and am happy and I am still here. But of late, work, commuting, the city, I am back to wanting to flee. I love my "home" so I will be remaining, but the idea sometimes is appealing to me.ReplyDelete
I'm sure NYC can feel really crazy, but at the same time can feel like home after being there for awhile. Perhaps you can take vacations to the other areas with your family.Delete