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There's no one place like home for an expat

There's no one place like home for an expat

When Dorothy clicks the heels of her ruby slippers and asks to “go home” she knows exactly where that is: Kansas City and her Auntie Em’s place. If I were to put on those slippers I would be confused – there are so many people I feel at home with and so many places I have called home on opposing sides of the world – where would I go?

Over time, home to me has been in a number of towns, cities and even countries. There were the student digs in Leicester, the bachelorette pad in Sydney and the lovely house I live in now with my husband and four-year-old boy in Newcastle, New South Wales. If my son says “I want to go home,” I know exactly where he means. As an expat however my sense of “home” is hard to pinpoint.

When my son goes to bed and I sink into our worn leather sofa, ready for that first sip of wine with my husband after a long day, I am at home and I am happy to be there.

Read more here: https://www.domain.com.au/news/theres-no-one-place-like-home-for-an-expat-20150903-gje1w2/

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