What does the idea of home mean to you?
I’ve been living in San Francisco for nearly 6 years. During that time, I’ve lived in 5 different neighborhoods, each with its own flavor and personality. Renting and sharing apartments with roommates has been a shift in my home life. When you’re renting, you might be taking a chance on the home dynamic that you live in.
Sometimes, I feel like I’m living in someone else’s space; other apartments I’ve lived in have truly felt like my own.
Additionally, frequent work travel has meant that I’m often not home at my apartment in San Francisco.
Where does my sense of home come from?
It’s no longer a question of having most of my possessions and the four walls of a building around me. Instead, home is where my computer is.
A computer isn’t just a piece of hardware: it’s a portal to the outside world, a connector and vital toolbox which allows you to access vast amounts of knowledge, entertainment and communication channels. From email, to Skype, to YouTube and synced Evernote notes, wherever my computer goes, that is where my (temporary) home is.
What does home mean to you?