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!
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i totally agree! Thanks for reading!
I couldn’t agree about having few homes, now you’re saying that I think I have more than one home! I hope you enjoyed your last spring break beautiful!
Haha yess! It was such an amazing break – thanks so much for reading babes!
I love how you define home! You make so many good point and that is awesome you have met incredible people who you feel 100% yourself. So rare to find!
Yes! I got so lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life! Thanks for reading gorgeous!
Love your thoughts on “home.” I say home is whenever you are 100% present and peaceful…and being around others who make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside definitely doesn’t hurt 😉 You look adorable in these pics!
I totally agree! it’s the best feeling to be able to be yourself and content! Thanks for reading beautiful!
Oh you’re so so right Jen! Home is definitely where your beloved people are. Loved this post and all your positive motivating vibes <3
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Thank you so much for your constant support gorgeous!!
Oh sure dear, you deserve it!
You said it perfectly, home is with those who make you whole!
Yes — 100%! thanks for hopping by!
Where do you find all of this outfit idea?! Omg I’m literally obsessed with your outfit.
Absolutely love it!
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Haha it was actually an old sweater and I got these new jeans from levi! thanks so much for your kind words and for reading!
Such a cute look, I love your jeans
Thanks babe! They’re my new faves–they’re Levi skinny 501! thanks for stopping by!
This is a lovely post. It is so important to make time for those who make yo happy and allow you to be yourself
Aw thanks so much and 100% agree with you! thanks so much for reading!
I’m agree with you!! You’re amazing!
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Aw thank you so much–thanks for reading!
Love these photos, your outfit and the lovely message! Have a wonderful Monday!
Aw thanks so much babe! Happy monday and thanks for stopping by!
Great pics ♥
Loving your jeans! Great post!
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Thanks! I just recently got them from Levi’s and loving them! thanks for stopping by!
You have such a beautiful smile, dear!
aw thanks so much! and thanks for reading!
Such a great post girl. Love your outfit and all of the pictures!!
Thank you so much — and thanks for hopping by!
What a lovely post to read! You are so right, you can have as many homes as places or situations you feel comfortable at!
Have a great week!
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aw thank you so much for reading! have an fab week as well!
I can agree with you. Home is where your heart is. 🙂
Have a great week. 🙂 xo
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Yes!! I totally agree! Thanks for reading!
This is such a beautiful and well written post!! Keep it up! <3 (also I love your denim)
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Aw thanks so much for your kind words! And this is a new pair I recently got from Levi’s – they’re amazing! Thanks for reading!
Comfy and nice look.
I loved the pictures 🙂
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Thanks girl! thanks for stopping by!
You are so cute and your hair is seriously gorgeous!!
Aw thanks so much–I’ve been meaning to grab a haircut haha! Thanks for reading!
Loved this post! Your photos are so cute! Love them! xx
Aw thanks so much babe!! thanks for stopping by and reading!
That’s a beautiful reminder Jen cos’ a lot of us keep looking for home without realizing it’s right next to us! Home is definitely where our loved ones are! Btw must say you have a beautiful smile! 🙂
I hope you’re having a smooth sailing week! 🙂
Yes that’s exactly what I mean–I am so happy you share the same thoughts! Thanks so much for reading and hope you have an amazing week too!
Love this outfit! You look fabulous 🙂
thanks so much and thanks for reading!
Love this look! I agree…I work in NYC and it’s crazy and stressful and crowded. But as soon as I come home and relax with my boyfriend, it’s like I’m getting in touch and rejuvenating myself all over again.
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I live in nyc too and totally get what you mean! It’s so amazing how the right people can make us feel so much better! Thanks for taking the time to read!
I love the positivity and great thoughts you have here.
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Aw thanks gorgeous – and thanks for stopping by!
Thank you so much!
You look so pretty, love this casual chic look !
you’re too sweet!! thanks so much for stopping by!
Great look! It’s easy to throw on and still classy and fashionable!
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Yes! I love a good comfy outfit! Thanks for stopping by!
I so so agree with you, Jen! Home is where your people are. Also, loving those jeans, gorgeous!
yes! home is where you feel 100% and thanks girl, grabbed these Levi’s when they were on sale and love them to death! thanks so much for reading!
Love this casual chic look! You are rocking these jeans. I couldn’t agree more on how you should spend time with the ones you love.
Thank you so much for reading babe!! And I love these jeans – I actually just picked them up recently from the Levi’s sale!
You look lovely Jen! I forget to spend time with my people sometimes, but it’s very important indeed!
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Thanks so much kate! and yes! it’s so important to be with those who make you whole! thanks for stopping by!
It is so important to feel home and spend time with your beloved one’s! Love this look on you.
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Yes! I totally agree with you girl! thanks so much for stopping by!
Glad you got to enjoy some time at home!
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I always have an amazing time there! Thanks for reading!
Loved this! Hits so close to home
thanks so much for stopping by babe!
How exciting for you! I can’t believe you lived in Florence for a bit. You are full of life and energy, I can tell just by reading your posts. Love this basic but effortless look! xoxo, Christine
Yes it was such an amazing time! Thank you so much for your kind words – and thanks so much for stopping by!
I love this post! When I lived away from my family going home was the thing that I totally looked forward to during the year!
Yes! I always wish to go home when I am away! Thanks so much for reading!
Love this post and your outfit! Have a great day!
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Love your cuffed jeans with the booties, you look gorgeous dear! http://mariannyc.com/2018/03/19/3-tips-on-how-to-colorblock/
Thanks so much girl–I’ve just recently grabbed these jeans from the Levi sale and totally recommend them! Thanks so much for stopping by!
You are so cute! Love this simple yet beautiful look.
aw thanks so much gorgeous and thanks for taking the time to stop by!
You look gorgeous 🙂 love the outfit!
Awww thank you!! and thanks for hopping by!
Cutie as always and I love these thoughts! Definitely important to surround ourselves with people who encourage and make us better! Thanks for sharing!
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Yes–positivity within the people around us is so important – thanks so much for reading!
Being home with those who love you unconditionally is the best feeling ever, I can totally relate. You look good btw.
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Yesss, that feeling can’t be replicated anywhere else! Thanks so much for your kind words and for reading!
I love your jeans and the way you styled them in this post! Happy you’re doing well in NYC! 💕
Thanks so much gorgeous!
you are so pretty girl ! you have a new follower!
omg you are too kind–thanks so much girl!
Nice and perfect looking outfit..