I realized as I was going to bed last night that it was 19 years ago yesterday, that I left my hometown in Louisiana to move to Texas. I had just turned 19 years of age 3 weeks prior to moving.
So does that mean that in 3 weeks Texas is officially my home?
Then I would have been here longer than I spent there, right?
The funniest part of this is when I'm driving back to or from Louisiana. I have a halfway point that I stop at for snacks, bathroom breaks or just to have a stretch. Every time I get back in the car, I have to think about which direction I'm heading, east or west. Since I was a little girl we've stopped here and east was always home. I still, after 19 years, have to consciously tell myself to head west to go home. Maybe I still think of Louisiana as home and always will. (and on that note, Happy Mardi Gras! Laissez les bon temps rouler!!)
Ahem! Sorry, I digress.
What does "home" mean anyway? Is it where we spent the formative years of our life? Where our family is? The only family I have back in Louisiana is my brother, my grandparents and my dad's wife. My mom, sister, kids, friends, ex, in laws, etc. are all here.
Where do you call home and why?