"Home is where you keep your toothbrush."
Its been over four years since we met, but I have never forgotten those words.
Lets look at some numbers:
13: Number of dorms/houses/apartments I have lived in the past 10 years.
4: Number of states I've lived in (Texas, Illinois, San Diego, Ohio)
1: Number of foreign countries I've lived in (Italy)
23: Number of different roommates I've had in the past 10 years.
1 3/4: Longest number of years I've lived in the same house.
Those are some pretty crazy stats. I have good memories about all of them and each one has taught me everything from patience and cooking to respect and love. Though I am SO OVER moving so much and I dream of the day that I move to a home that I know I'll be staying in for a longer period of time, ultimately, I feel blessed. I have 'homes' all over the country. I have lived with some really great roommates (and a few quirky ones as well). I have found the joy in making my home wherever I keep my toothbrush. Its hard and challenging and scary sometimes, no doubt. But, I can say with confidence that I can make my home anywhere and be happy.
I've been living in Cincinnati for 3 months. THREE months, already. I can't really believe it and yet I feel as though I've lived here for years. I've settled in quite quickly here and I have really fallen in love with the city and all it has to offer. I look forward to spending an extended amount of time here, to calling in home for a while.
So tell me,
What does "home" mean to you?
What do your housing numbers look like? (I'm curious if anyone can beat mine!)