Home is Wherever I’m with You.

Home is Wherever I’m with You.

I’m always conflicted when I come home from my travels. I have usually fallen in love with a new country, group of people, culture, and way of life. Yes, I am happy to see friends and family, to have other options of clothes to wear, to eat the foods I’ve missed, but give me a week back at home, and I’m ready to be back on the road again.

In the song, Home, by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, they sing, “Home is wherever I’m with you.” And, that’s how I like to think about home.

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My house is only my home when it’s full of the people that I love. Which means that home can be wherever I am when I’m with the people I care about the most. I like thinking of home in this way, because then I have had a home in some of the most beautiful places in the world, and to me, that is just perfect.

Day 13: BootsnAll Indie Travel Project

Today’s prompt: HomeFor some people, no matter how much they love traveling, there’s always no place like home. Other travelers make their homes wherever they happen to be. Tell us about your home – where is it and why do you consider it your home?

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Comments (7)

  1. admin

    As soon as I started reading your post I was reminded of a song my husband and I hold dear – Billy Joel’s “You’re My Home”. In it, I like the lyric, “Wherever we’re together, that’s my home,” Completely different music, similar sentiment. You inspired me – maybe I’ll write about the story of “Our Song”. I checked out the video for “Home”, and I was surprised, but I liked it!

    1. The World Wanderer

      That is a great lyric too, and I do love that song. I think that you should write a story about your song – I would love to read it! 🙂

      1. admin

        I wanted to let you know that I did write about it and I included a bit about your reflections and a link back to your post, so maybe you’ll see some new visitors. Thanks for the inspiration!

      2. The World Wanderer

        I’m so happy you wrote about it, and that this post could inspire you! I do think we may be kindred spirits…very similar life philosophies. I look forward to your future posts. 🙂

  2. Home Is Where Your Heart Is « Simple Pleasures

    […] I recently read a post on a fellow blogger’s (and, I like to think, kindred spirit) site that got me thinking about what “home” means.  A teacher and world traveler, Erin embraces the people, culture and vistas of the places she visits.  When she tries to define “home”, it is with a mindfulness of appreciating those who are with her in the present moment.  I encourage you to visit her blog to read her words: http://theworldwanderer.me/2011/11/13/home-is-wherever-im-with-you/ […]

  3. Jetting Around (@jettingaround)

    Having been an expat for almost a decade now, I feel that I have two homes: the “original” one and the “adopted” one. At time it’s a strange place to be because you’re really somewhere between the two.

    1. The World Wanderer

      This is a great point. It’s really hard to define home, especially when you have more than one.

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