ARE YOU A HOMEBODY?

03/09/2017

07_carrie apartment_sex and the city_bedroom_hbo_com“There’s no place like home”… I really couldn’t agree more. We live just outside of the city, in a sort-of hidden area of town that truly feels like a treehouse. I love being at home, and am still loving living here, just as much as I did when we first moved in nearly four years ago.

I work from home the majority of the time, so it’s safe to say that I spend a lot of my time within the comfort and security of my own four walls. And, while I certainly wouldn’t consider myself a hermit, I do prefer the familiarity and ease of being at home with my family. My perfect day would be spent relaxing in bed, with the kids running in and out, reading books and drinking coffee. Even when I’m out to dinner with Aubrey or enjoying the company of close friends at their houses, I always find myself releasing a small sigh, equal parts relief and contentedness, once we pull back into our driveway for the night. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. Home is my happy place, plain and simple.

I know that there are all kinds of people though—introverts and extroverts, homebodies, and party animals. And, most of the time people fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. But, what about you? Do you find that you feel most alive in the space you’ve created and cultivated as your home base, or would you rather reenergize and refuel somewhere else? Would you consider yourself a homebody, too?

Photo above of Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment on Sex And The City via HBO.

31 comments

  • CATRIONA MCLOUGHLIN

    I’m definitely a home bird! Most of our time, energy and money go into our home at the moment – whether its on food for cooking, or decorating or art supplies, it’s where our heart lies! C x

  • jamie

    we just gave our bathroom and kitchen a makeover and now i want nothing to do with leaving!! i walk room to room and love my little nest!! we live just outside of the city too and friday nights are spent on the couch watching parks and rec reruns. no shame!

  • Ivana

    Homebody 1000 %!!

    Have a lovely weekend with your family in your home,

    Ivana

  • Jenna

    Thank you for posting this! Today I was feeling guilty for being such a homebody and spending so much time indoors, often reading in my bed. It’s comforting to know that I’m not alone, and this is the norm for others as well.

  • MaKayla

    Oh boy, I am such a homebody. Almost to a fault, or a point of embarrassment. It’s nice to remember that I’m not the only one who would prefer being curled up at home.

  • Kacie

    I am 100% a homebody. I love being home with my kids. One of the harder things about our move abroad has been trying to create a temporary home that has that “home” feeling! Have you read Quiet? SOOOO interesting.

    xx

  • Vintage Make-up

    I totally agree with you, I love my home and I love working on my bed, with my cup of tea and my 2 oriental cats sharing a nap together…
    Thanks for your blog, your lovely pics which inspires me a lot !

  • audrinajulia

    Definitely a homebody person. I love the comfort of staying at home. From the very start i adore how you make a chic space even before when you are still in texas. The way you plant tomatoes and the way you let us see the snippets of your home. Glad to see you come these far with all your aspirations in life that comes in one of your new years list years way back, and now you did it! To come big and to have a business of your own. So happy the way your life brings you and your family. Still missing your family photos though, will not forget the weekly family portraits of yours. Your kids are grown up most especially the two eldest.

    Wish you all the best in life and best regards to your family.

    <3,
    Angie

  • Robin

    Yes, definitely a homebody. Introvert also. The older I get the more I value alone time, typically at home, to recharge. I’ve started to be able to pick out obvious fatigue patterns I have, too, when I haven’t spent enough time at home or alone/have been doing too many social things. It’s those times where it’s necessary to just hole up for 1-2 days. And if I can get away with ignoring my phone/news/text messages during those days, so much the better.

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