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Love the Place you live.

One Thought: love the place you live.

I know people talk about loving their city, but I mean literally to love the place you lay your head to rest: your physical home. We like to tell ourselves little self-lies like “It’s only temporary”, or “I’m away most of the time, and I really only sleep here.” ONLY SLEEP HERE?? Your home is not only the last place that your eyes see every night but it’s your first experience upon waking every morning. Your neighbourhood is the first thing you see when you leave, and determines the path you will take to work or school or play.

You can live in the smallest little closet of a space and love it and its neighbourhood with a fierce loyalty.

I’m not talking about going out and buying a mansion with a helicopter landing pad and water slide that leads from the turret to the swimming pool. You can live in the smallest little closet of a space and love it – and its neighbourhood – with a fierce loyalty.

My home is all of one room. I call the stairs of my fire escape my “balcony”. But for the first time in my adult life I am living in a place in this city that I can fondly call “home”. It feels surprisingly good at all times.

Love the place you live right now.

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  1. Hey other Sarah!

    Lisa directed me here, saying you’re a lady who writes the good shiz, and I am happy to report that Lisa is correct in this recommendation. Things are looking tight over here too.

    Re: Loving where you live, I agree wholeheartedly. The Bungalow is where I teach; where I have my music studio; where my kids hang out; where my clients hang out while waiting during their kids’ lessons; where I entertain; where I drink bubbles; where Don and I disappear from the world; and where I rest. I spend a lot of time here and never get cabin fever. It’s probably my favorite place to be.

    Sorry for being long winded – I really want you to like me! Great blog.

    S

  2. Miss Sarah – THANKS greatly! I can’t believe you went back to my 2011 blogging – that makes me blush with pleasure.

    Where we live is so important – we’ve invested our lives in these places, how can we not give them a little bit of loving?

    xo

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