Tuesday, March 26, 2013

52 Lists Week Twelve // List The Things That Feel Like Home

Source - Julie Ann Art Esty Anniversary Card

In Mooreaseal's 52 List Project, Week Twelve is all about Home. List the things that Feel like Home.  

In my life I've had three homes, not including college dorms & dorm apartments, & oddly every time I leave I feel like I've never lived there. My parent's condo which is right across the street from me was my home the longest and even though I know where every little thing is & I see the glue stains on my walls from my David Boreanaz & Backstreet Boy posters...I don't feel like I ever lived there. Everyone processes change differently, but moving into a new place has never been a problem for me. 

But it's not as odd as you would think...

I have never lived more than an hour away from each home I've lived. It wasn't a big change to move 15 minutes up the road to a new place. Even when I went to college. I was only an hour away. I could go "Home" whenever I wanted. For this, I never realized how lucky I was until I became a blogger. People have moved states away from their hometown. In a way I'm envious of the different experiences people have had from living in different parts of the country & world that are not their hometown, but this lack of travel is fueling my wanderlust to go far & beyond. However I still love the moments when I get off the plane or out of the car when I smell the air & I can just feel that sensation that I'm home. 

Here is my list...um...in mini paragraphs. 

~I guess my little town in South eastern New York, 20 minutes up from the George Washington Bridge just has everything I could ever need & I know where everything is. When I don't know where anything is in a new place I panic. I feel like I'm a wandering lost person. But when I know where the best bakery is to get fresh french macaroons. When the bagel shop owner that I've known since high school gives me an extra bagel or a extra bacon on my sandwich because it's me...I feel like I'm home. ~

~ My family actually lives all around me...all within a 2 hour drive. My Home is where my family is. ~

~Hearing Craig call out to me, "Hunny I'm home."  He doesn't know I want to cry from happiness every time he does it. I want to run into his arms and drown him in kisses because he really is all I ever wanted. He used to tell me that his new home was wherever I was. Yeah...that's where my home is too. ~ 

~ The newest feeling of home lately is when Craig & I curl up with our cat, Angel, at night. I feel like I'm home with my lil family I found all on my own by chance. It reminds me of "Ohana" from the Disney movie, "Lilo & Stitch".  ~

~When I go over my parents house and my Moms is sitting on the couch & even at 27 years old I curl up into a ball next to her, putting my head on her shoulder and she puts her arm around me like she did when I was little & still calls me her baby. My dad will hear my voice from the other room and come into to see me & sit on edge of the sofa to tell me the latest movie he wants to see in the theaters. Those precious moments are home. ~ 

What Makes You Feel Like Home? 

"Hold on, to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave is stringing us along
Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m going to make this place your home" 
~ Phillips Phillips, Home

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  1. That's such a sweet post, esp about feeling at home curled up with your boy and car.

  2. Oh my goodness Chloe - this has now become my favorite post of yours. I love you way you describe your hometown and your ideas of home. So wonderful.

  3. how very sweet! i love the sounds coming from my home which usually involve the sounds of kayla's feet as she runs around the house, her cute voice or her laughter.

  4. i grew up in the same home - my parents are not 'movers' - and i can prob see myself staying put in my home too - i love change but hate change - it's weird - home to be is just a comfort level - i feel "home" even at friends places

  5. So sweet~~ home is definitely coming home to Piri's butt wiggle dances and greeting Yangkyu's big huge smile and feeling like I have left all the hecticness of the world and work outside. Everything drowns out when I am home :)

  6. Great post! I love coming home and having my pups greet me :)

  7. "Ohana" --- gah! I forgot about that. That party always made me tear up. :)

  8. My school is almost 50 KM away from home , so everytime I return home , I feel like loveing everything :D But the real feeling of being home is when my twiny & mum is around :)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  9. Ah I find this hard to answer what with being a migrant and all, I think i'll always feel connected to the UK and that is my home, but mainly it's where the husband and the cats are.

  10. I love that you nearly cry from joy when he comes home and announces he's there! That makes my heart happy!

  11. Aw, this was so sweet. I know what you mean about the ohana thing. My favorite time of day is in the evening when Eric is home from work and we have Molly out in the living room with us :)

  12. i love your list, totally know what you mean about your mom!

  13. lol...totally related & random- your David Boreanaz comment cracked me up. I TOTALLY had a few of those posters growing up (I was obsessed with him and the Buffy show!)

  14. I love your paragraph list. My parents feel like home, too. But, most of all, my love.


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