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guest post: the concept of home

September 3, 2013

From the first time I heard about Avery through a friend, I knew that she and I would someday connect. Avery exudes a positivity and sunshine that is hard to ignore and this energy is obvious through her blog, Some Blissful Thinking. Originally from Colorado, Avery now writes about her life in Southern California and gives her readers a look into her very relatable daily life of a young twenty-something entering the “real world”.  See her inspiring guest post below.


“You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in one place.”


As humans, we have a desire to feel rooted. Even if we are travelers full of wanderlust, our weary heads beg for a soft place to rest at the end of the day. Before I went to college, I lived my 18 years in the same place. I grew up in the shadow the Rocky Mountains, underneath the changing seasons of Colorado. I reveled in the warmth of summer and the crisp orange fall, I skied through the soft snows of winter and gasped at the beauty of spring’s first flowers. I was a child of the seasons before I moved to San Diego.


College brought me back to a place my heart always longed for, the sun, sand, and salt air of California. I lived next to the beach, watched the sunset over the ocean with my friends, and got sand into every crack and crevice of my car. I wore flip flops year round and donned sweaters when the temperature dropped below 70 degrees.


After graduation, I stayed. The ocean was home to me. This summer has felt both short and infinite. I kept a bikini and beach towel in my car at all times, and my hair sun bleached back to the blonde of my childhood.

As September rolls around, I think of what home is to me. I’m a natural nester, finding solace in a place to call my own and a familiar routine.  Some days I wake up aching for the changes of fall outside my window and a view of the mountains. I miss my family and snuggling with my dogs and my mom’s cooking. I miss the chill in the air before the first snow. Just as suddenly, I feel alive again as I stare out my window at the Pacific Ocean, beckoning me to come and listen to the waves. I remember my happy hour plans with my best friend and the joy of gray mornings burning into sunlit afternoons.

I have two homes, but for now, California is where I lay my head.

avery2Check out Avery’s blog at Some Blissful Thinking.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 5, 2013 2:26 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity and kind words, Ali! Looking forward to more collaborations (and a meet up!) in the future!


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