Home. There’s just something about arriving to it and simply being home. Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling and I think there are great rewards from plunging oneself into a different culture. I used to think traveling was about learning and trying out new things, but as my traveling experiences have accumulated I’ve realized it’s more about the opportunity to learn about yourself, what you want out of life and perhaps gain clarity on your path to do so.
Meeting people from all over the world is super exciting and even more if you’ve created unforgettable memories and moments from your trip. To this day I still think about beautiful moments I’ve gained from trips that were years ago. But traveling isn’t always sunshine and good times. Anyone who has experienced long term trips can attest to how tiring it is to have to constantly change hotels or hostels. The room may not be what you expected, the comfort of your bed may be less than ideal, or heck, you just might not like the area.
During moments such as those, the memories of your home are sure to come to mind. There’s this pleasant feeling as soon as you walk into your apartment, house, after a trip and you sink into a comfortable, cozy, and happy place.
“Home sweet home,” a very common quote used I’m sure more times than I can count. Home, to me, is a place we always feel welcome, comfortable, at peace with ourselves, and just happy and content.
That’s why I think it’s important to create a place we can call home for ourselves. I’m fortunate enough to have two homes. My house and the house I grew up in, my parent’s house. Home is our safe zone, home is our secure place away from all of the madness.
For me, my home is my sanctuary castle, and I love coming back to it, especially after long adventures. I am always changing, evolving through the years, and with every new journey I bring some new things from my travels to further create a place that makes me feel comfortable and at peace with myself. My home is changing with me, my attitudes, and my views. Creating or going back to a home that will always be pleasant and welcoming to return to has been crucial to my positive development.
Where is your home sweet home?