When I first thought about doing a blog entitled "There Ia No Place Like Home" my first thought was what rooms in my home would I want to publicly share photographs of and stories about. Then it occurred to me that was not really what makes any house a home but rather what takes place in a house is what makes it a home. Compounding that thought is the acts of love are not contained by specific walls, either. Which naturally lead me to those that are nearest and dearest to my heart.
Now everyone I love is not featured in the pictures, so I hope no one is offended that a shot of them is not included. It does not mean I love you any less. I have a large and loving family on both sides and wonderful friends. No matter where I go, from Chicago, Atlanta, New Mexico, New Jersey, Virginia, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, California and many other places I always feel the warmth and support of family.
Having a passion for real estate I can't help but add that when buyers discover a home that fits them there is an emotional connection that occurs. Yes, there are bricks and mortar and maybe even beaches or pools but it is that sense of, "this feels like home" that is the overwhelming force. It must be close to the school for the children and convenient to work with a great kitchen and enough bedrooms for everyone and, oh yes, a man cave for Dad.
We have chosen to make our home in a place that has breathtaking beauty in expected and some not so expected places. A place which allows for "limin" or sailing, diving and hiking. It is all about life style. If you prefer a lot of intellectual stimulus you may choose to live where there are museums and universities. If you are physically active you may want to be close to bike trails or mountains to climb. It is all a personal choices and it is what makes life worth living. Wherever you have chosen to live, I am sure, to you, "There is No Place Like Home".
This is my entry in the "There's No Place Like Home" contest