Friday, April 13, 2012

Feels like home to me.

Home.  Where is our home going to be?

This is the question I've been asking myself since the day I found out about the addition of baby 3 to our little family.

 Until now, I've been perfectly content to roam around.  I wasn't ready to commit to a specific town or area completely.  I didn't want to put my stake down and call a place mine.  

I realize we've been building a home since the day of our wedding, nearly seven years ago.  A home built of tiny moments and big events. Of meals, and conversation, tears and, laughter.  A home of two people, then three, then four.  But the location has always been flexible.  The next adventure has always been just around the corner.

I'm a firm believer that home can be anywhere you want it to be.  Home is a state of mind.  I'm grateful for experiences that have shown me that I can be content wherever I go.

But, these last months I've been longing for a home.  A real home.  A life with roots and consistency. I'm no longer afraid to commit. It feels like everything in our life is leading us to this, like this new babe is going to teach us to settle down a little.

The discussion of where our home is has been ever on-going in our tiny house.  After much deliberation, we finally know. 

Seattle is our home.  It always was.  I feel completely at peace when I think of going back there.

Our girls were born in Seattle.  We spent our first few years of marriage there, and we learned to grow up.  It feels like home to me. I'm so happy to say that when our adventurous days in the bay are over in August, we will be heading home for good.

What about you?  Have you experienced the same struggle between adventure and settling down?  I would love to hear your thoughts!


  1. Hi! I'm a long time reader and love your blog!

    I completely know what you mean! I've moved every year for the last 9 years! I'm sick of moving, I want a home- I want a place that I can for once, unpack ALL of the boxes lol. My boyfriend thinks my nomadic life is crazy! and HATES moving around all the time. I think the reason that I dont MIND moving around is because i'm used to not being in the same place - my parents divorced when I was a few months old and i've always been shuttled back and forth between their houses. I've never had just one place that I've always thought of as home. And once his parents moved to the US they stayed in the Bronx until he left for college and then he's only moved twice since graduating college! (which is nuts to me!).

    It's exciting to hear about families making a home for themselves. I hope you will keep us up to date on your move and house :)

    Happy weekend!

    1. Thank you for your thoughts Ashley! I hope you are able to settle and find your "home" too, it's a great feeling :) I will keep you posted on how everything turns out for us! XO Randi