As most of my followers know, I currently reside in sunny California and this is where the majority of my local adventures take place. When a stranger inquires about where I am from, I instantly respond with “California”. It’s been programmed into all of us to remain on the surface with such general questions however answers typically go much deeper than the obvious. Since I run a travel and adventure blog, I think it is appropriate to introduce all of my followers to my “home”. Let me start off by saying I am from California, my home is in Indiana. I was born and raised in Orange County, CA. I have never lived elsewhere, although I plan to experience something new in the future.
Growing up I spent several summers in Indiana with a part of my family. This includes my aunt, uncle, cousin and Grandma. I would fly out there for weeks on end with my parents to visit. It is an entirely different world from the one I am used to. It is almost incomparable. The scenery, the lifestyle and the people are so foreign-like to fellow Californians and the California lifestyle. I frequently reference Indiana as my home. You will often hear me say, “I miss home today” or “I wish I were back home”.
“Home is not a place, it’s a feeling”
I do not physically live in Indiana and I may never live there but it will always be my home. It is my home because of the people who are there and the moments I experience while I’m there. I find a home in my Grandma’s laugh. I sense the feeling of home when I hear someone refer to soda as “pop”. Home is when my cousin and I drive hours away to Ohio to spend all day at Cedar Point. Home will always be waking up to the smell of my Grandma making coffee. Home is seeing my Mom’s face light up when she hugs her Mom for the first time in a year. I feel at home when I am surrounded by these little moments that remind me that I am incredibly blessed. No matter how far I travel, no matter where I decide to live and no matter the beauty of any other place I visit….Indiana and my family will always be home. To my followers, I want to ask you where your home is. Is it where you live? Do you find home in a person? Perhaps it’s a moment. I’d love to hear from you and learn more about each of you.
Until Next Time, Safe Travels!