Word of the Week Wednesday 1/11/17

7Aloha,

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!

Home

Language: English

Part of Speech: Noun

Pronunciation: ˈhōm

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.

Keep Shining,

Ashley

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3 thoughts on “Word of the Week Wednesday 1/11/17

  1. I agree with you on your disagree with the definition. With my parents moving from where I grew up and my planned time in New York coming to a close, I have been thinking about the concept of home a lot recently. As the idiom says, “Home is where the heart is.”

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