When did you feel most at home this year: in your life, in your space, in your career, in your skin? What factors make that situation feel like home? Do certain comforts make your space feel like home? Does being with certain people make you feel complete? Is there an activity in which you excel that makes you feel like you’re doing what you were meant to do?
This is your life. Where do you live? Where is home?
Man, I like this question. A lot. I think about it all the time. Feeling like I’m “home” is just a pure sense of relaxation and not worrying about a darn thing.
Our house feels like home for me. It’s the first time I’ve ever had to not worry about roommates or someone living above or below me. I played Just Dance 3 the other night (Christmas gift from The Kid!) and, man, there was a whole heck of a lot of jumping around that a downstairs neighbor would totally have not enjoyed. We have pictures everywhere, art that actually works for both of us, and the house actually fits us. Sometimes we forget it’s technically not ours.
I knew I felt at home in the Twin Cities area the first time I visited it. Yes, it was huge and I was lost regularly when trying to drive and I knew nothing about it, but it didn’t matter. It just felt like home. And it still does. More Minneapolis than St. Paul, but that’s probably because I haven’t had my house broken into or ran into anyone with my car since living in Minneapolis.
How will you resound?