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Making Home Feel More Like My Home

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My home is my haven. My safe space. A warm place. The place where I can always return no matter what is going on around me. I wasn’t sure how I felt about this home when we first met . But we’ve been through a lot together now, and we have become comfortable with each other. Something is still missing, though. I think I figured out what it is. It is missing the next evolution of me. It has the function that I love, and the decor does what it needs to -- no more, no less. And yet, this space is generic enough that it could belong to almost anyone. But it doesn’t belong to anyone . It belongs to me. So, one of my goals for this year will be to make it more me. When I first moved in, the room colors left by the previous tenants were not right for me. I had the walls covered over in a perfectly blank-canvas shade of off-white. My life was starting over, and I decided this house should start over with me. We survived the restarting, this house and I. We’re off and running. We’