I am looking forward to settling in again. Having my own place, filled with my mementos, my decorative touch, photos and furniture that I pick out. Starting a record collection, Painting walls, painting canvasses (again). Making a real home that represents my personality.
These are things we haven’t had in the last two years. Not that I am complaining about the places that I lived or where I live now. Each place that I have had the privilege of living in, has been beautiful and have had all the conveniences I could ask for. They just weren’t filled with our things.
Home is more than where you sleep, eat and zone out in front of the television. It is a manifestation of all things you.
We have avoided making our space personal because we knew we would have to leave it behind. Furniture, records, paintings, photo frames, furniture; they are all too heavy and too expensive to have shipped to the States.
It will take time to make it happen but I am looking forward to that next step.