Rebecca Lynn Nichols-Driggs https://t.co/TUG2Y0foHT
Olympic Fever = Homesick
Have you been completely sidetracked by and obsessed with the Olympics?
I certainly have been! I train for four years straight, preparing to expertly control the remote and cheer loudly at the tv. I want to don a ponytail and eleventy million barrettes in solidarity with our gold medal winning gymnasts. I hold my breath as Michael Phelps out-touches darn-near everybody (and look forward to focusing all my future swimming adoration squarely on Ryan Lochte. You too? I know.). Sometimes, I find I’m a little British. I suddenly care very much about crew races, water polo, platform diving, beach volleyball, pole vaulting, and kayaking? I do. I really do! I am seriously very busy during the Olympics. Don’t bother me.
All this competition, pride, sportsmanship, and flag waving has me thinking about how we all feel a little tug at the heart for the place that we think of as home. Sometimes we find ourselves living far away from our original coordinates. Make no mistake – I adore North Carolina, its beaches and mountains, its friendly faces and fast friends, and its Eastern NC-style BBQ. (Sorry, Kentucky, I’m a BBQ convert. Yes, I was surprised by this turn of events as well.) But let’s face it, I like my blue a little bluer – I am a Kentucky girl through and through, and I like to reflect that here and there in my home.
My neighbors hail from places such as West Virginia, New York, Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, and even as far as Iran. A few of my friends even seem to be genuine North Carolina natives! Goodness knows you don’t have to stray far from home to enjoy showing off the treasures of your area. Here’s a little bit of beautifully framed North Carolina:
Do you live near or far from the home of your heart? Do you like to decorate using items that specifically reflect your favorite things about home? Maybe you prefer to display items that remind you of your travels. My most recent “vacation” was going to Target by myself, so you’ll have to share your stories with me! What is it that best represents your favorite place?