Every good thing must come to an end. This week has been one of the best of 2018! Being able to come home and get away from the constant hustle and bustle of NYC gave me the break I much needed. I still can’t believe how fast time flew by this week. It felt like just yesterday I was getting on the bus to come back. It also makes me so sad to realize that this was my LAST spring break – in the real working world, there won’t be any spring breaks! This past week proved that we need to spend more time with those who complete us.
Whether it be your parents, your best friend or your significant other, make sure you carve out some time whenever you can to be with them. The people we are with can bring home to us. After moving away to study abroad in Florence and now in NYC, my definition of home has drastically changed. I always thought I would think of Central Square, New York, a small town in the middle of nowhere to everyone else, was home. What actually made it home was the people there. As I moved from place to place, I started adding to the lists of homes I had. Home stopped becoming locations, but rather people.
In Florence, I had my group of friends who got me past my homesickness and to experience new adventures with. These people created a new home for me. It was so much easier going back second semester because I knew I had so many friends waiting for me as I left my parents. And when I moved to NYC, even though I was a short flight back home, I still felt homesick. Having to start over again was scary. But my group of friends from Florence were right there with me and as I settled into my dorm Sophomore year, I began watering the seed for a new home. I’ve moved every single year, either to a new location, dorm or apartment, and every time, it’s the people waiting there at the end of the day that makes it feel like home.
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I sometimes don’t know how to answer when people ask me where home is – there is just too many! And one person can have more than one home, right? I am so fortunate to have so many wonderful people in my life who are able to bring home to me. They are the ones who make sure I am feeling 100% myself, 100% happy and 100% at home. Make sure you are spending time today with someone who makes YOU 100%, go home to them!
A million and one thanks for tuning in — until my next lil’ thought then!