I was reading a blog post from November 30th written by blogger Sam from Living and he was talking about the places where he had lived and how his current place of residence felt like “home” to him.
It made me think.
Just what is the definition of “home”?
No, not the definition that’s found in the dictionary.
What does that word “home” actually mean to you?
Is it the place where you live now?
Or is it the place where you were born?
Like Sam, I also have lived in four places.
New York City , Boston , Los Angeles , and Las Vegas .
I also lived in Dayton , Ohio , but as I only went there for a year of college, I really consider it as a”layover”.
Looking back on it now, and nothing against the city of Dayton , but outside of a University of Dayton Flyers basketball game where it seemed as though the whole town showed up, there really wasn’t anything to do .
Even though I was born in “The City That Never Sleeps “, I really don’t consider it home.
Don’t get me wrong , there are more than enough things to do here and even though some of my family members are still here, nope, it’s not “home”.
New York City is just the place that happens to be on my birth certificate and the place that I live now.
I liked the 10 years that I spent in Los Angeles and the three years that I lived in Las Vegas , but these places weren’t home for me either.
I’m an East Coast girl at heart and I was “homesick” when I lived on the West Coast .
Now, when I say I was “homesick”, I don’t mean for my family and friends .
I meant that I missed the quicker pace of life that I experienced and that I was used to back east.
I even missed the rudeness and the no nonsense, take no prisoners attitude of the two cities back east that I lived in, New York City and Boston .
Home to me just isn’t the city that I happen to live in, it’s the city that I can be myself and be comfortable as well as safe, knowing that when I go back to the place where I live, my “home” will always be there.
That’s why Boston will always be home to me.
When New York City gets to be too much and I need that personal space to go to, I have one.
It’s called Boston .
Yes, I can definitely do a 30 Plus Teams Tour there as well .
Home means different things to everyone .
What does home mean to you ?
Drop me a line in the comments section or shoot me an email at email@example.com and let me know.
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