A Place to Belong

When I saw this week’s Five-Minute Friday prompt on Saturday, I just had to participate. It is hard, because I usually take much longer to write my blog posts, so I kept delaying this post. Here is it. It’s a short one. The prompt is “Place”.

I have always longed for a place to belong. I don’t think I ever felt quite “at home” anywhere. I’m still getting used to that feeling now that I’m in fact home.

I mean, when I was first admitted to the mental hospital in 2007, I longed for a supported housing place to call my home, yet none could be found that suited me. My last psychologist at the institution said this was because I just wanted to remain institutionalized forever. There may be some truth to this, in that I fear independence and in some ways long to be taken care of.

However, another facotr is I feel out of place everywhere. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, so to speak.

I am trying to make myself at home now in our house, but I’m constantly worrying that this too will not last. Like, we might be moving to our own home someday withint he foreseeable future. I always said we’d buy the home we now live in from the housing corporation and
I’d still be living here in fifty years. I guess not. This is hard. I hate change and yet, I cannot settle anywhere.

3 thoughts on “A Place to Belong

  1. I was just contemplating this today with further confirmation of health issues preventing me from getting the exercise that I very much need to stay mentally healthy. There was a crisis inside, tears and fears that I would never find a place to belong. The old workouts at the gym were too boring, these seem to be so intense that I injure myself right and left… if I stick it out maybe things will get better? It all seems like such a challenge I don’t need right now… I’m already off kilter. Finding a new tribe AGAIN… *sigh*

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