Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ten things to do when... go to the place you grew up in having been away for a long time.

1) Enjoy the things about your home that you have been missing the most, since you've been appreciating them extra hard from afar for a long time

2) Take a biiig breath and try to inhale everything around you because ultimately, it's the place that made you.  So everything around you is what makes up you.  So you can replenish your supply.  Deep breath.

3) Eat.  Eat all the things you maybe don't get to eat wherever you are.  Alllll the things.

4) Reminisce.  Take a long long walk down Memory Lane.  Put on your nostalgia boots and start a-walkin'.

5) Clearing out.  Exorcise your old space, chase out old demons, banish ghosts that have been hanging around in the wardrobe.  They can take a hike.  But not down Memory Lane with you, that's the whole point of banishing them.  Ghosts can go off somewhere else, they are not the same as Memories.

6) Sleeping.  Nuff said.

7) Catching up with old friends, and continuing the ongoing conversations you've been having with the more current ones.

8) Thinking.  Loooots of time to think, reflect, reconnect.  Taking stock of what has been, what is and what will be.  And what could have been and what could be.

9) Practicing or working on things that you always want to have time for but don't.  Hair braiding.  Baking.  Blogging.

10) Feeling a bit confused and guilty every time you refer to wherever you've been living as 'home' but ultimately being grateful to have two places that both count as home.

This blog post was brought to you by Tessa's addiction to Buzzfeed lists.

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