Not From Anywhere

What do you say when someone asked where you are from? I will always say Illinois (the not Chicago part). Even when I lived in Minnesota, the answer was the same. However Minnesota might be a bit funny, I know people whom have lived there since third grade that still don’t say they are from the land of 10,000 lakes. Unless you were born in the border I guess. Where I am from is easy, both Josh and I were born in Illinois, raised in Illinois, went to college in Illinois, got married in Illinois and our parents also live in Illinois.

However when someone asks me where I live that’s a difficult question to answer. Responding truthfully with “nowhere” is not really an acceptable answer. Do you know anyone who lives nowhere? If you know me, you do. I “live” on the road, the hotel I’m at is home.

After six years on the road we don’t really feel that anywhere in particular is home. That’s not to say that I don’t love the time we spend in Illinois but it is not the same anymore. What might surprise you is that I don’t mind. I am happy to be homeless, I am happy to call where I am home.

Josh and I do our traveling together, we share these places and experiences. There is a song by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros called home that gives me warm fuzzies. It’s true for me at least, Home is wherever I’m with you.

***This is part of a series of posts called “Travel Tuesday“, each covering topics unique to our lifestyle***


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