not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

As I was walking out of my apartment today, I was struck by a recollection of telling Chris that I had trouble picturing this place as being home--I think I'd said this less than a month after moving in it. And what struck me was that I was right; I don't feel like this is home. It's a place where I spend an awful lot of time--it's got my bed, it's my computers, it's got my musical equipment--but it's not home.

And I tried to think of why, and I came up with a theory. The first year I moved to Boston, I rented a one-bedroom apartment and lived there for about a year before moving into the House of Ten Dumb Guys (whose tenants included dfan). And my theory predicted that that one year, it probably didn't feel like a home either. And it didn't.

It's not just that it's the first year I move, or the first year I'm in a new town. It is, I think, very simple: if's not home if I'm living alone.
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