10 Days of Thanksgiving: Home

Day 1 Reflection: what makes home feel like home?

I’ve mentioned before that we rent instead of own at this point in our life. I’m glad that this is a prompt for Day 1, because I’ve actually been thinking about how happy I am with our current living situation. It’s not perfect but we never complain about a lack of space, which seemed to be a resounding theme in our old place.

The biggest thing I’m thankful for in our new place though (okay, besides the washer/dryer) is that we have an extra bedroom for our friends and loved ones. It has been a source of inconvenience for us in the past, but I love knowing if someone comes to visit, they have a comfortable place to sleep. I also like knowing that should someone be in a real bind, it wouldn’t put us out much to offer a spare room if we had to.

Our last place felt so temporary – we didn’t have anything on the walls, it always felt as if we were hoping to find somewhere just a little bit better. We still have plenty of blank space, but we do have photographs, paintings, etc up. It’s a nice feeling!

I’m also very thankful to not have a long commute to work. I think this may seem small (especially for people in much smaller cities) but I love that driving doesn’t take up a huge chunk of my day. It only takes me 15-20 minutes to get to work in the morning. It’s a small thing, but I love it!

I won’t lie to you, my bed is on my list too. I love having a big bed I can roll around in. And I love that when we have the time to make it, it actually looks pretty nice, as a whole.



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