Home

/hōm/

Noun
A place where one lives; a residence.

Adjective
Of or relating to the place where one lives: “your home address”.

Adverb
To the place where one lives: “what time did he get home last night?”.

Verb
(of an animal) Return by instinct to its territory after leaving it: “geese homing to their summer nesting grounds”.

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In my life, the word “home” has come to mean many things.  It is the address I use for all legal documents, mail, and Christmas cards from out-of-town relatives.  It is the locked structure where I store clothes and equipment not used in my current adventures.  It is where I take care of my pets, and where we play together.  It is where I can be with the people I love.  It is where I relax, unwind, and feel safe.  For all of these reasons, home is the place I return to – almost by sheer instinct – after leaving it.  But what is worth leaving this home for?

Life is best lived by experiencing and exploring.  This could mean travelling half way around the world to a new country, trying a new recipe for the first time, or simply watching birds from a front porch – there is no shortage of new things to experience, notice, and learn from in the world.  These experiences shape the person you are.  They shape the person who returns home.