My Home Is My Place to Be
Anil, 34, lives in Rosenberg, Texas, USA, with his wife and newborn daughter, and he works in the wedding industry.
There’s a connection between who I am and what my house is. My home is pretty much my place to be. It’s something that I can connect to and bond with – the more I’m in it, the stronger relationship I build with it.
It hasn’t always been like this – I used to like going out, hanging out with my friends, spending a lot of money. But now pretty much everything that happens outdoors, I can do inside our house and just have an equal amount of fun, if not even more.
We’re not sitting around on the couch with our phones in our hands. I just feel like I have so much to do, so many things to discover with my wife. We cook, we enjoy board games, we watch shows, we garden, take bubble baths, do face masks. We’re always communicating, connecting, talking to each other.
You feel good about yourself once you’re able to accomplish something that you never even thought about doing before. We cooked a lot, tried new cuisines, explored recipes. It all helps with your wellbeing.
I feel like our home is where I can form spiritual habits. I don’t go to church as often as I would like. So on Sundays, me and my wife will sit in the living room with our stone collection, and we’ll just meditate, take deep breaths. That’s our way of reaching out to each other, connecting to each other. It’s when we can improve as a couple.