My new Home is where….
♥ there is something tasty happening in the kitchen
♥ my bed is waiting with fresh sheets and sleepy kitties
♥ our family is busy laughing and playing and the messes can wait
♥ the yarn is safe and sound
♥ I feel inspired.
Our new house is slowly starting to feel like Home.
It can take a while to develop a sense of Home, of feeling at peace and in rhythm with where you live and the activities that occur there. Home is a very special and important idea to me; it’s that soft spot to land, the place that feeds and cares for your soul, where you can learn, feel, grow, rebuild, experiment, and play with abandon. Home envelops you with a sense of comfort and peace, has a few beautiful things to make you smile or feel inspired, and smells nice too.
The journey to Home has been steadily moving forward since we landed out West. At first it was all about getting our family here, checking out our new 4 walls, and then trying to make our house comfortable while we settled in and explored. For me, it’s important to develop a safe home base quickly when we move someplace new. It can take a while to find that perfect spot for the coffee pot in the kitchen, or the most comfortable place to sit and knit in the evenings! But more than that, it takes time to get to know new surroundings, incorporating your existing family and life into a wholly new place.
I think we’re getting there. Peaceful Baby and I have our new haunts via the library, playground, neighborhood walk (planned to maximize exposure to chickens and ducks!), yarn shop, baby-friendly consignment store, coffee shop, and more. We spent a lot of the early days in our new town exploring what was out there when the chaos of too many boxes and not knowing where I put this or that was getting to me.
Now, after having been at our new place almost 3 months, I feel a sense of balance coming on. My idea of Home is coming to be, and we are all seeming more relaxed, happy, and secure in the knowledge that I won’t rearrange the kitchen cupboards again.
What does home mean to you?