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April 09, 2012



{{{hugs}}} I can so relate to the "my home doesn't feel like home" sentiment. For what it's worth, from what I've read and experienced, it takes about seven years for a new city to feel like "home" to an incomer. That was how long it took us in which point we moved. We've been here about eight, and I'm still not comfy, but that may be because of the quickish turnaround. We'll both get there, I know.


Thanks, Carrie. That's so interesting, especially in light of the fact that I've never lived anywhere *except* Chicago for 7 years. (Various places in Indiana and Canada for a year or two at most each, Muncie IN for 6 years, Pikeville KY for 3 years, Lexington KY for 5 years, then Chicago for 17 years.) I kind of can't believe it's been 8 years since you moved, also!

Latrelle Ross

Hi, Jess. I've been reading your blog for years (started on Diary-X). Like Carrie, I can so relate to home not feeling like home. It took me several years to feel at home here (Toledo), even though my family is here. This is not where we are from originally and I made a wonderful life for myself in Metro Detroit before I had to move here.

As time has gone on, I've developed a new "sense" of home here. I miss the metropolitan feel of a bigger city and the collective feel of living in a city filled with "driven" inhabitants. Having to come up with that "drive" on my own has been the biggest learning experience for me, as well as learning that what makes a place feel like home will change as we change and grow as well.

I've been blogging under my pen name, Marla Turner, and made a gift for my readers in December by combining lyrics from, Anthem and my photography. Wanted to share it with you too.

Keep sharing your light and growth. *Hugs* to you. I know how it feels and it does get better. This is all creating the foundation for something greater than you can possibly imagine :)

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