We all love home, but I believe that home means different things to different people. Each home is unique, and each person’s relationship to his or her home is special. For some people, home is a set place. For others, it’s being around the people they love, no matter where they are in the world. And for other people, home can be a possession or act – like a favorite blanket or a long warm bath. I envy those of you who can find home anywhere and everywhere you go.
For me, home is definitely a place… my actually house. I just can’t feel at home when I’m away from home, no matter what I do to try to make myself feel cozy on the road. More specifically, I don’t feel at home until I’m able to sleep in my bed. And hug my dog. And have a proper cup of tea. I like the comforts of home I have created for myself, and I find that I’m desperately homesick without them.
Some people like their homes to be full of people and activity. Others prefer a more peaceful and quiet abode. Some of us prefer a home that is full of our favorite possessions and collections. Others of us prefer a home that is more minimalist and tidy. What about you? I know for myself that I can’t rest unless my home is very quiet. I can’t feel at home if I have guests over or too much going on.
Thinking about how we all view home differently led me to write a new quiz: What Does Your Home Mean To You? This quiz will tell you exactly what makes you feel at home. Is your home a sanctuary or a place of inspiration? Take the quiz to find out!
Comment below, and let me know what you get on What Does Your Home Mean To You? Does it really represent what home means to you? What is the thing you miss most from home when you’re away?