Do you have roots where you live? I was born in Warren, Pennsylvania. I´ve lived in Mercer, Pennsylvania, Grove City Pennsylvania, Derby Kansas, Hutchinson Kansas, Bedford Texas, San Antonio Texas, Austin Texas, Pratt Kansas, Averøy Norway, and now Helgøya Norway.
I don´t feel I have any roots....anywhere. There is a little of me in every place I´ve lived. My roots have never had any garden to grow in which might be the reason I don´t feel I´ve come as far in life as some people around me. Sometimes I feel jealous of people who have been in one place all their life and know everyone within 20 kilometers of their home place.
Other times I think moving around a lot in my life has made me much more accepting of different people, different ways to think, different ways to do things. I think living in so many different places all my life has really helped me as an expat living overseas. It´s given me the qualities I needed to make it in a place that wasn´t my HOME. Qualities such as, positivity, perseverance, adaptability, and an accepting nature that respects the differences between us all and doesn´t make me feel that there is only one way things should be and that´s it!
It´s very cliché to say this but HOME truly is where your loved ones are. (Like this guy) I´ve learned that a potted plant that can be moved from place to place can be just as lovely as any permanent garden....so you, in essence, can take your roots with you! Then again, you all probably knew things like this...it´s just me who is slowly being enlightened right?? ;-) So where do you have your roots?
Made a turkey for our New Year dinner. It was DE-LICIOUS and that´s all there is to say about that one....*slurp*
The New Year is starting off pretty darn good....hope it´s going well for you also! Did you make any New Year resolutions you actually plan to keep this year??
Until next time my friends....