I have a big heart, with a lot of love, and so I am at home in more than one place.
I used to hate Perth. Not because I hated my family and friends, but I couldn't bear the city and I spent far too much time there for my liking without much choice and enjoyment of it. I'm a wanderer and adventurer so I suppose you could say the sedentism really bothered me. It wasn't until I got older and I spent increasingly more and more time abroad that I managed to accumulate a little more sympathy for the city I live in. Now, it's not so bad as it used to be. I actually enjoy the time I spend there because it's usually shorter than I expect and I get to spend time with my wonderfully friends and family.
Tazzie, I've always loved. I'm from Hobart, it's where my parents met and had me, and I'm very proud of that. All of you with Tazzie jokes can honestly just go and stick them where the sun doesn't shine. But as a result I love to come back and spend time just relaxing with my family.
Actually, I've run away to Tazzie before. It's like a safe haven and when I come it's like being with the best people and I genuinely just belong without a single doubt. I feel like a part of the family, and this time it was so much harder to leave that I even had to fight back tears.
I wasn't running away this time, I was just relaxing and visiting, but it was just everything I wanted. I suppose you could say it's the only place I travel to and just want to potter around, read and have some tea; my love for tea was even born in Tazzie. It's like having another brother and sister and parents everytime and I hate leaving that. I love my perth family, but I love my Tazzie family too. And I hate to leave them, truly.
But if I never did leave them then I'd never be able to return to the Metropolis that is so firmly embedded into every fibre of my being. I wouldn't be compelled to cross oceans and timelines just to see her skyline and feel her history under my feet. I wouldn't be able to go home. London, more than reason and more than money, is my home in every sense but one.
So, yes, home is where the heart is and I miss my homes at the best of times. But I have itchy feet all the time and I probably won't be able to stop travelling for a while yet - or save my money for much other than said adventures.
Despite what my mother thinks, I do t think buying a house or property is the most important thing at my age when there's still so much of the world to see.