Friday, May 20, 2011


You know that point in your life when you realize the house you grew up in isn't really your home anymore? -Garden State

For the past 2 years I have been living outside of the house I grew up in. After seeing this movie I thought I would feel the same way and have that same revelation. It was a feeling I dreaded. The family home is the most familiar place in your life. I didn't look forward to the day that I couldn't "go home" but I accepted is as a part of growing up. This had to happen.

I'm moving back home now because I'm done with school in Arlington. For some reason the past 6 months living in my apartment by myself felt very, very temporary. Maybe it was because I was by myself that I felt this way and didn't spend much time there throughout the semester. It was just a place for me to sleep and occasionally eat, but even the latter occurred outside of my apartment at least twice a week. But today, while driving to Wendy's with my sister, I looked around the familiar city streets and stores and felt at home.

I really felt comfortable and almost relief. So I suppose this house is still my home and I haven't grown out of it yet.