April 2020 Theme: How to Find Home in Any Phase of Life – Wit & Delight

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While in the thick of our renovation last year, when I couldn’t find our displaced stash of toilet paper and when dinner consisted of microwaved noodles, I realized how having my “home base” helped life feel less chaotic.

As I thought about why washing my face at the same sink every night somehow made me feel more in control and more capable the next morning, I wondered what it was about being “home” that made me feel so comfortable.

This month, we’re considering the different ways home can be found and established, whether in a physical location or a fellow human. We’re reflecting on the role home plays in our relationships, and the complicated feelings that arise from leaving a home that isn’t right to build one where you can thrive.

I came up with the theme of “Home” after a team brainstorm at the very beginning of March, when news of the coronavirus still felt distant; when we still maintained a sense of security (if not one that was somewhat false) whenever leaving our homes and venturing out into our communities. It’s quite something to look back on all that’s shifted since then. And it’s quite profound to think about how much more powerful our sense of what home means has become.

This month, we’re considering the different ways home can be found and established, whether in a physical location or a fellow human. We’re reflecting on the role home plays in our relationships, and the complicated feelings that…

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