Welcome back to another wonderful wednesday of words! Today our word is short and simple, albeit very important in our lives. Plus, I have a disagreement with its definition!
Part of Speech: Noun
Definition: the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.
Home. Now, this definition states that home is somewhere that someone lives permanently, and that has not been my experience. I’ve come to associate this word with a feeling of transience. Home is constantly forming in new places and new ways. I’ve been in Cambodia for about four and a half months now, and can say without a doubt I have a new home forming here. It is hard to imagine leaving this home later this year, but I try to think about that yet. While at college, I felt at home, but I knew that was not permanent because I would leave. In essence, I do not think that you must live in a home permanently. But, I do think that anywhere you consider “home” permanently lives in you. Sure, that sounds a little cheesy and hallmark-y, but I have found it to be true. For every place that I have considered home, there is a piece of my heart that always hold that place. Eventually, I will leave Cambodia, but there will always be a spot for it in my heart. For now, I will feel the love and joy of my current home, and the family that often comes with it.