Posts Tagged ‘Home’

Parents’ House versus “My House”

Monday, March 13th, 2017

This year I have found myself referring to my childhood home as my “parents’ house.” Not as my own. The first few times I caught myself. What’s up with that? I still have a bedroom there, I’m welcome anytime I want not to mention I live there in the summer, and my parents have even offered to let me live with them post-college. So how did this place I call home subconsciously come my “parents’ house”???? Maybe it’s because of my ex-boyfriend. He was from Duluth and so we’d often go to his parents’ house for dinner. He no longer had a room there that was his own. Or maybe it’s my friends who no longer have beds at their houses, they sleep on the couch when they visit. When does this happen and how are you supposed to feel? It’s making me swirl into an existential crisis of feelings. When the place you’re living in is only yours for 8-12 months and then it’s “Goodbye! Leave and find somewhere new to repeat this process!), how can you establish a physical entity that is “home”. I know that home is where the heart is, but a physical home still has a significant connection and is so sentimental.

Home for the Holiday

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Being a native of Illinois and living in Duluth 11 months out of the year can be difficult. With my family located near central Illinois, I usually only get to go home during the holidays. I don’t mind the 9 hour drive because I’m always so excited to get home to be with my loved one’s. I love Duluth and everything it has to offer me, however there is something about “home” that always stays with you no matter how far away you are.


Cheers To The Weekend

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

I have tomorrow off of my internship for veterans day so I get a long weekend. 

I’m going to go home to celebrate the long weekend. I’m really only going home to see my dog if I’m going to be honest. I’ve been missing her a lot lately and I know this time home will be important for me. 

Love of Learning: Music

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

I had the beautiful opportunity to share what I have learned on the guitar with a neighborhood friend, Svea, this week. My sister and I were nannies for her family before I left for college. She is in fifth grade now, and she has such a desire for learning new things. I took a guitar class at CSS in the fall of my sophomore year, and I gained a lot of knowledge and many more skills on the guitar. I loved sharing all that I have learned with her and playing together. She shares my passion for learning; I loved that I could be the one to share such a beautiful instrument with her. The College of St. Scholastica carries out five Benedictine values, one of which being the Love of Learning. It was wonderful to be able to extend this value home through my own heart and being while I have been in Rochester for spring break.


A Pleasant Welcome Home..

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

I arrived back home in Rochester, Minnesota last night for a much needed break; the evening skies and scenery were very welcoming. CSS’ Spring Break officially began after classes Friday and will extend through Monday, the 28th. That means I have over a week of rest and relaxation ahead of me; yay! Today, however, I hit the books. I have several assignments and tasks I must complete for school, work, and other odd jobs. My hope is to wrap everything up between today and tomorrow, so then I can fully relax into my break for it’s remainder.