What do we mean when we say we are 'at home'? I've been pondering this thought for the last two months in the aftermath of my colossal move from rural Aberdeenshire to central London. Before I moved I thought that 'home' meant familiarity - the Scottish countryside is where I've always lived and I've found comfort in the vast expanses of rolling hills and green foliage. And yet I have still found my place in this gigantic concrete jungle.

So maybe 'home' refers to people. Nothing makes me feel as relaxed or safe as being in my boyfriend's arms as we watch films, listen to music, just talk, and I experience similar feelings when spending time with my closest girlfriends or my sister. And here I am, hundreds of miles from them on the opposite coast.

Perhaps its both of these things, but also something more. That feeling of relief after a hectic day when you've finally come to the place you're meant to be is an emotion almost unrivalled. I am somewhere that before I moved was new and unfamiliar. I did not know anyone before I moved. But when I arrived I opened myself up to new people, decorated my bedroom until it felt like mine and learned the local area. 

I think 'home' is a mindset. Being accepting of new people and places will allow you to make anywhere feel like home, and make many places around the world feel homely. I have felt at home in Scotland from the day I was born. And now I feel at home in London, too.

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What do we mean when we say we are 'at home'? I've been pondering this thought for the last two months in the aftermath of my colossal move from rural Aberdeenshire to central London. Before I moved I thought that 'home' meant familiarity - the Scottish countryside is where I've always lived and I've found comfort in the vast expanses of rolling hills and green foliage. And yet I have still found my place in this gigantic concrete jungle.

So maybe 'home' refers to people. Nothing makes me feel as relaxed or safe as being in my boyfriend's arms as we watch films, listen to music, just talk, and I experience similar feelings when spending time with my closest girlfriends or my sister. And here I am, hundreds of miles from them on the opposite coast.

Perhaps its both of these things, but also something more. That feeling of relief after a hectic day when you've finally come to the place you're meant to be is an emotion almost unrivalled. I am somewhere that before I moved was new and unfamiliar. I did not know anyone before I moved. But when I arrived I opened myself up to new people, decorated my bedroom until it felt like mine and learned the local area. 

I think 'home' is a mindset. Being accepting of new people and places will allow you to make anywhere feel like home, and make many places around the world feel homely. I have felt at home in Scotland from the day I was born. And now I feel at home in London, too.

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