I bought a house. Now I’m making it home…

July 3, 2023
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2 min read
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This article was first published in Cocooners N° 13

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I bought a house. Now I’m making it home.

When I walked through the gate for the first time to see the house advertised, I had that welcoming feeling that comes with places that have a story to tell. It was May, and the trees were in bloom. A magnolia tree had roots so thick it was even lifting the entrance floor. After that visit, my wife cried as we got in the car, like when you meet someone you haven’t seen in a long time and you embrace them feeling their heart.

In the following months, while some jobs were being carried out by specialized workers, I tried to personally take care of as many things as possible. In the evenings, I often found myself with paint drops on my face and hair, dirt under my nails, dirty clothes, and cuts and scratches on my hands. This is what is making a house our home.

In our professional lives, we live in houses that are not necessarily the offices where we work, nor are they the names on the signs of the companies we collaborate with. They are intangible places of creation. They are all the relationships we are part of, visible and invisible, direct and indirect.

In reality, the name on the sign is just an attractor for these relationships, but not a constraint. Each of us participates in flows of value creation that intertwine in unique and unpredictable patterns. Closing them within a border due to dogmatic thinking is a violation of freedom and of the infinite capacity to bring your full self to the world.

In this intertwining of experiences, values, and relationships, our home emerges. That place where we feel welcomed and that we must take care of. That place where we are happy to struggle and get our hands dirty.

Where is your home?

How are you making it home?


This article was first published in Cocooners N° 13

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