I'm going home!! To a place where I belong!

@makingpots (11920)
United States
September 12, 2008 11:41am CST
I graduated from high school in a coastal town along the Gulf of Mexico. I no longer have family there and have lost touch with most of the friends who still live in the area. I almost never return. I have been looking for a getaway to spend sometime at a beach and it is the perfect place!! I love the beaches there. I've spent many hours with friends trying to figure out what life is all about on those beaches. I learned to be a runner on those beaches. I've cried lots of tears on those beaches. And best of all, I've had some of my happiest memories on those beaches. There is nothing fancy about 'my beaches' but they are like home to me for many reasons. I'm going home! For discussion purposes........ how do you feel when the answer to something you have been grappling with has been right under your nose all along?? Do you feel silly about that when it happens or do you consider that it must have happened for a reason?
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
13 Sep 08
Hi Dear Home Sweet Home, no one can replace the charms and memories of place where u spend ur childhood and youth the sweetest memories of life and i do agree, u love and miss each area of that part But u know as u will bwe going there after long time i am sure u will be shocked to see hows ur dream place changed as in ur memories its always same old place Anyway wish u best of Luckk and to answer ur discussion " Things happened for a Reason"" Take care
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I expect much change. You are very wise to suggest that for me. It was hit pretty hard during Hurricane Katrina and I have not been there since it happened. I think that seeing it as it is today will help me in my quest to see myself as I am today.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
15 Sep 08
Hi dear Wish u all the best after Katrina, i am sure it must be lot of renovation take care
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
15 Sep 08
I have been given a heads up about what to expect. I won't be too sad. I will be nice to reclaim my beaches again for my own..... and who I am today.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I think you have just discovered one of the keys to a good life. I would not feel silly. There is an old saying, "We are too soon old, too late smart." Learning what is really important in your life is a blessing. We all need to go "inside ourselves" to find "us" and what life really means.
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
25 Sep 08
You are a wise one, jillmalitz. I'm relearning to go back inside myself to find 'me'.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I don't feel silly. I think it's in the human nature to search beyond your own back yard to find answers. Even when you have a problem and discuss it with a friend you sometimes can hear while you speak the resolution to was was bugging you. It's so nice that you can return home! Sounds like a very lovely place to have grown up!
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
15 Sep 08
It is lovely. I spent my last 2 1/2 years of high school there and didn't actually grow up there. But they were 2 very important years in my life and I know I am blessed to have had the opportunities I've had due to living there.
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@GardenGerty (115259)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I do often figure that there is Intelligent Design in my questions and decisions. I think you needed to be able to explore some other options, before you knew, as Dorothy did, that "There's no place like home." Have a restful time.
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Thanks, Gerty. It will be restful indeed.
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@jstory07 (82635)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Sep 15
I have no place to go home to. But I am agoing to the place where my mother was raised where her family is.