How to Figure Out Where Home Is
As Fort Collins Colorado movers, we’ve seen a lot of people come and go. Many of those people have lived in other places before, and most have lived in multiple places. In fact, the average person moves more than five times in their lifetime, so figuring out where “home” is can be challenging. Yet, that question comes up time and again. People want to know where you’re from, and where you call home. How do you figure it out?
Where The Heart Is?
If you were to ask some people where home is, they might respond with the old adage “where the heart is,” but that’s also tricky to figure out. As Fort Collins Colorado movers, we’ve seen a lot of people moving to Fort Collins from other places that they loved, and they simply turn around and love what Colorado has to offer. So, moving to Fort Collins might mean placing your heart in a whole new spot, but it doesn’t negate the other spots where you lived and loved either.
Where You Grew Up?
Do you feel a certain attachment to the place that you grew up in? More often than not, people that are moving to Fort Collins do either because they grew up here, or are looking for a place far away from where they grew up. But it might stand to reason that the area where you first loved, walked, laughed, and knew the concept of family might always be home to you, though claiming your hometown as the place where you’re from might not go over too easily with those people that never left that town.
Where You Live Now?
How long do you have to live in a place in order to call it home? How long do you have to live somewhere before you can start cheering for the home sports team and telling people that you are from that city? Is there a time limit? Do you still feel like a traitor if you wear the NFL colors from your current state? It’s a hard thing to figure out, isn’t it?
What Your Passport Says?
What if you move to another country, but your passport states that you are from the country where you were born. Are you from there? Is that your home? Is that where you are from? What about the connections and bonds you’ve formed in your new town or new country? Are those relevant somehow?
Where It All Meshes Together
The truth is that most of us that have moved and lived in many places can call all of those spots home, and, yet, none of those places are home. You are the many places where you have lived, and you understand the many cultures you’ve lived with. So, when someone asks you where you call home, you might just tell them that you call the world home – and that you have many more homes to find and claim in the future.
Maybe this is why some people say that they are residents of the world, or simply people that live on the earth – it’s too hard to pick one spot, isn’t it? If you are moving to Fort Collins, let us help you get to your new home by packing, shipping, and unpacking your things because sometimes you just need a hand in order to call a new place your temporary home. Call us today for a free estimate.
What do you think? Where should you call home, and where do you identify with the most?