Where we live is more than just the dwelling in which we reside. It’s walls, inside and outside, a setting, an environment, a community. Where we choose to live says what we can (or can’t) afford to pay, shows what our preferences are -city or country- or shows that there is little choice involved at all- like being tied to a house because there’s no way to sell it, for example, or a part of the country (world) for familial or professional reasons. But above all, it’s often emotional.
As I was taking my son to school this morning, I realized (again) how much I love living in the neighborhood we live in. I like being in the heart of the city, but it still feels like a small community- I recognize people I know walking down the street, I stop and talk to the other moms at school. Our neighborhood feels like a good mix of cultures, income levels and experiences, with not too much of this and not too much of that. I feel like it feels like me!
What does your home and your neighborhood say about you?