To answer this statement I first have to answer, where is home?
Growing up, home consisted of the house I grew-up in and my immediate family. But, now that I have reached my mid/late twenties (I’m not letting go of that “mid” just yet), I have created several different homes and my family has grown.
Two weeks ago I left one of my homes, Israel, for my childhood home of Princeton, NJ.
While on this vacation I also spent a weekend in my Boston home. A home created during college and my first year in the “real-world”. In Boston, I also visited my extended family of best friends during our five-year college reunion.
My vacation in American has just come to a close, and I am heading back to my Tel-Aviv home, where I now reside with my fiance.
But, this new home follows our other home we created in San Francisco, where we lived for three years.
These past two weeks have been full of homecomings, laughs, tears and love. And, in between all of the good times and memories, I have learned that:
Home is where…
you never feel alone,
laughing is the native language,
you always have a shoulder to lean on,
mom tends to be right,
you can be yourself,
and, home is where love is created and shared.
Thank you to all my friends and family, from all of my different homes, for making this vacation so magical. I can’t wait to see you all again! But, until then, I am sending you all lots and lots of love!