Monday, July 2, 2012

In March we sit by the seaside

Not a day goes by without the longing to glimpse the ocean at my back door again.
The view out my bedroom window now is simply plain brown bricks and a wedge of blue sky.

Isn't it sad that you spend all your teen years gearing to leave the nest and move to the big city where life is supposed to begin - now that i've found myself there, with my name on a lease and house keys of my own, all i want to do is move back to my parents house with the big windows, my mothers garden, golden sunlight and family dinners. Idyllic. I miss it.


  1. I know the feeling, in fact I go through it every year. And trust me, the moment you move back in, you wish you were gone again ;) The grass is always greener <3


  2. I feel exactly the same way! I moved to Melbourne from a property on the mid-north coast of NSW... I miss my family, our farm, the way our house smells and the light filters. And it's freezing here! But then again... there's no shops, no street art, no lovely coffee in my parents' village...

    1. I'm in a similar situation myself - moving from a quiet coastal suburb to the city. I guess while you're missing out on one thing you do get to experience another, like you said. Wouldn't it be nice to have both though!

  3. Yes! It's tempting to go back where you come from because it's familiar. Life alone and in a big city is uncertain. Which breeds fear in us.

    I'm trying to look at it as an opportunity and move past my doubts. We can do this! <3

  4. I know how you feel, I moved back to my parents house because of financial constraints, but while I lived in Dublin & Glasgow, in the big cities, I was longing to feel the sea breeze on my face, and to be able to go out my back door and look at the mountains. I want to capture that somehow, save it, because this won't last forever. The longing for home is a part of all of us, coping with it defines a lot of our early adulthood I think x

  5. This illustration in beautiful, it really reminds me of Erdem's Spring/Summer collection!

    I am still desperately wanting to move out of my parents' house, but I can imagine it must be difficult moving somewhere so completely different to where you grew up.


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