There's No Place Like Home

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hellooooooo out there....
Wanted to check in and let you know that I haven't disappeared forever, I'm just on a little vacation. I had every intention of posting while away but I got to the country and my mind shut down which is exactly what it needed so I didn't force it. It's been a ferocious few months and I've felt pretty drained. Coming home to Tennessee for Labor Day weekend and staying the rest of the week with my Mom has been the most relaxing experience I could imagine. Give me some girl time, fresh air, animals and greenery and I'm a happy girl. I've perused 500 magazines, barely touched my Crackberry and could care less about the crazy week that's ahead. For years I've tried to find a way to explain how I feel when I'm here (My husband feels it too!) but we've been at a loss for words. Coincidently, on the long road trip home I picked up a copy of Underwired, a fun little monthly publication in Louisville, KY, and came across an article that summed it up perfectly: 

"I feel more myself within these for wall than I do any other place on earth. This house has always remained a constant that connects me to me. In the business of my adult life I become ungrounded and sometimes frantic, but once my feet hit the tiled kitchen floor I am instantly me. 
This house holds some sort of magical power, and I have yet to discover its trickThe moment I step inside, I can feel the essence of the childhood me that played and grew up there. She reminds me that I am loved and that I am safe. I may grow and change, but the love my family has for me does not. That love remains ever-present here."
--Excerpt from"'Four Walls" by Tonilyn Hornung.

So there it is. The reason my mind stops wandering and starts relaxing. It won't be long before I'm back in the city, feeling productive and being busy so I'm going to rest my mind a few more days and regular posting will resume next week. Thanks for understanding :)

Here are a few of my favorite pictures of "Home" from our last trip in May.





Do you have a special 'safe' place where you can refresh and rejuvenate??

I hope you are wonderful! Looking forward to getting back to your lovely blogs when I return :)

7 comments:

  1. I envy you for getting back! I have the same home addiction. It is certainly always where MY heart is...

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  2. i love going down the shore! - it feels like a whole new world down there for me - even tho it's getting super developed, i still enjoy my lil piece of it all .. it's a place i go, relax, unwind, disconnect, and chill :o)

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  3. what a beautiful home/safe place. i'll have to think about what my place is.. it is probably just any quiet cabin in the mt with my hubby! ;)

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  5. I can see why you love it so..... I feel the same way about my parents place/childhood home. oxo

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  6. that is so beautiful! wow!
    my favourite place to recharge myself and just calm down is the sea side! whether it's at a beach, or near the street in my city center...the ocean is the thing for me!

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  7. Hope you had a good time at home! Love the excerpt about "home," I feel the same way when I go back home for a visit.

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