The Home Conundrum:Where is home
The Home Conundrum:
Where is home for me? I just returned to my dorm at Chicago after my winter vacation. Being home over vacation felt more like a visit than truly being home. Home is the place where one belongs. That doesn't seem to exist to me right now. I've grown up in Binghamton, then went away to college. It is a place to go to visit. College, on the other hand, is just what I do for four years to get a degree - it's not where I live, it's not home. Cramped rooms, communal bathrooms, cafeteria food remind me that this is not supposed to be home. It's efficient, functional, minimal shelter to subsist on while I focus on my education.
I've pulled up my roots, and I feel sad and excited at the same time.