Sunday, November 30, 2014

Homes and Dorms

I've always been more of a homebody, in the way that the Urban Dictionary puts it: "A person who enjoys the warmth and simple pleasures of being at home." This can be both good and hard. 

Thankfully, home doesn't just apply to being in one particular house. Homes of people I love count too.

Any time I get to be in a home, I soak it in completely. It's comforting and refreshing to the soul.

I came back to Moody today from being at Tyler and Lara's for Thanksgiving break. To be honest, it's still hard to come back to the city every time. It's not that I don't like Chicago, or that I don't like Moody - that's not at all the case! It just takes readjustment every single time. My natural tendency would be to live somewhere close to nature, with lots of windows and natural daylight filling the rooms.

However, I've noticed that bounce-back time has gotten a lot quicker. I took the afternoon to clean my room, do laundry, and catch up with a few things, and in a couple hours, I felt back to "normal" (= college living). Once I get into my routine again, I love it here. But every time I go back to a home, I'm reminded of what used to be and my "homebody" tendencies. So as long as I have time to process and readjust, I'm happy to be back in the Chicago environment.

While I'm at it, let me remind myself of what is good about this season, because this is a unique time of life, and I do realize that. Every time I come back to the city, I need to tell myself these things over again...

- I have my pick of coffee shops - there are amazing ones in every direction. 
- My friends live down the hall - and I get to see them every day.
- Cleaning a dorm room is quick and easy - with such little space, it doesn't take much to tidy up.
- It takes me 2 minutes to get to class and work - I wake up early anyways, but it's still nice!
- There are free events in the city all the time - like Zoo Lights in Lincoln Park!
- I get to study, talk about, and learn about the Word every day with others

I have two weeks left of classes, and then a week of finals, before heading home to Czech. A lot has to get done between then and now, but the Lord is good and I won't be alone in it!

Tyler and Lara - thank you again for having me this past week!! It was absolutely restful. Thank you for being a home-away-from-home...and for your delicious cooking too!

1 comment:

  1. Such a good blog post. I'm glad you wrote about it. Years from now when you're in your own home, you'll look back and clearly remember how it felt to live in the city, in the dorm, studying at Moody! And today was your 199th post for the year. WAY TO GO!!


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