To me, my home is a true sanctuary. It is a respite from the world – the place where I can be myself completely and completely at ease.
My home is the place where the most meaningful moments of my life take place. I see it as a state of being – a place of being – rather than just a physical space because my home is where the people I love most reside. In order for it to generate and support the kind of living that I like, I seek to make it a place where I enjoy existing on every level. It is no one else’s dream home by any measure, but it is most definitely the space that feeds my soul. It is what I put into it.
To create this version of home where I currently reside, I thought about the things that matter the most to me. What makes a big difference in my daily life is atmosphere, ambiance and aroma – not living in a space too full of ‘stuff’ that distracts from the actual living that needs to take place. So, I put pen to paper and made a list of spaced-related things I needed most for daily happiness:
- A fireplace
- A bathtub (not just a shower)
- Good natural light
- Access to the places I need to go
- Space to hang outdoors with my family, but nothing too overwhelming or time consuming
There were several other elements that support the life I want to live with my family, and support their endeavors, as well – but the above needs stood out.