Going Home

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”
–John Muir

What does “going home” mean to you? Some of us live in a beautiful house, a tiny apartment, or a high-rise on the beach...but does it truly feel like HOME?

My house has granite counter tops, a huge screened-in porch, awesome appliances and has more room than I know what to do with.  It is cozy, warm and I really like being there. But why doesn’t it feel like Home?

Home to me feels more like mountain views, cool breezes, and sounds of nature from every window.  Now, not everyone would agree that hearing monkeys howl throughout the night is their idea of “home,” but maybe hearing the beach waves rush up on the shore - without using your sound machine - is what you’d prefer.  Whatever it is that makes your Home feel unique to you.

For most of us, living on the beach to hear those ocean waves may be a far reach...don't get me wrong, I’m all about taking a towel and a coffee maker and calling it home, but I imagine some places frown upon that.  

So how can we start bringing more of what we call “home” to our house?  

How can we shift our attitudes creatively to feel more at home in our current surroundings?  

What’s one thing you could do to make your house feel more like home?

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