Listening to the little voices in my head: ‘there’s no place like home…’

I’ve been quite introspective, recently. Maybe it’s because we’re approaching the mid-point of our work assignment in Bolivia, and begin thinking about what’s ahead of us, the near future, the prospective work. Or maybe, because we’re a bit concerned about what’s out there – we’re trying to ‘redefine’ ourselves, as a moving/nomad family, as we always do when this time of the year comes around…

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I’ve been quite introspective, recently. No special reason, and no ugly results from that. Simply spending a lot of time with my own self, and paying more attention to those ‘little voices’, insisting to be part of my daily thoughts… 😮

Or maybe, it’s because we’re approaching the mid-point of our work assignment in Bolivia, and begin thinking about what’s ahead of us, the near future, the prospective work. Or maybe, because we’re a bit concerned about what’s out there – we’re trying to ‘redefine’ ourselves, as a moving/nomad family, as we always do when this time of the year comes around…

In any event, there’s a line that’s been part of my thoughts – the idea of “home”… The definition of home is quite difficult, and I often see myself as this little girl, with her innocent thoughts [and yet, gorgeous shoes! Which woman has never dreamed of wearing those shoes?!] 😮

“There’s no place like home… there’s no place like home…”

Whatever ‘home‘ is; wherever it is… I’m always trying to get back there… Not today, though, but for sure, a friendly yellow brick road will guide me home one day… I’ll simply close my eyes, clicking my heels together, and repeat three times: “there’s no place like home…” ♥

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Thanks for the inspiration! ♥

Author: 3rdCultureChildren

Welcome! Here I am, 'releasing' my thoughts on traveling, parenting, raising TCKs, teaching, writing, working... and who knows what else! I’m a WIFE, 'geeky-stuff' SCIENTIST, TEACHER, AUTHOR, (aspiring) AMATEUR photographer, MOM of 3, TRAVELER by choice and by marriage, and of course, a HOUSEHOLD QUEEN!!

22 thoughts on “Listening to the little voices in my head: ‘there’s no place like home…’”

  1. They say home is where the heart is and that’s true. Wherever one happens to be living at the moment can have the warm secure feeling of ‘home’. I’ve lived both ways and I definitely prefer a true home base. But I have only felt this way for a few years now. I used to get itchy feet every couple of years and want to move on. I really enjoyed your post. It brought the memories of all the different places I’ve called home to mind and made me think about the reasons why I now want to stay put. Nicely written piece. 🙂

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  2. We’ve moved a lot as well, and while we really enjoy meeting new people and having new experiences it’s sometimes hard living in limbo. For us, it’s gotten to the point where we no longer know where to call home. Love that quote from your friend. I can totally relate!

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    1. Glad you liked the post, and could relate to it, somehow, Littlemisswordy! Moving every so often is hard, yet, not impossible to deal with the challenges and the constant adjustments… I also don’t know what is ‘home’… even though, I believe we’re all trying to discover the ‘yellow brick road’ that [one day!] will lead us there! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your thoughts – much appreciated!

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  3. so true.. i have moved a lot, and i always have a separation anxiety for the flowers in my yard.. it seems then they’ve just hit maturity, i move on!

    ah, but the people we meet and the experiences that are waiting for us.. we follow our destiny!

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    1. Couldn’t agree more! Once somebody told me that ‘living is simply a collection of ‘hellos’ and ‘goodbyes’
      At that time, I thought it was quite a cold statement, but the more I live, the more i move, and the more I have to bring people in/let people depart from my life… the more I understand the quote! 😮 Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment!

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