I have moved alot. But this trend of packing up and leaving did not start until after I graduated and moved to Burlington, Vermont for college. Once I flew from the nest I found it hard to settle down. No place really ever felt like home... because no place Was home. While they were different houses, all had the same empty white plastery walls, that weren't allowed to be painted, and were a constant reminder that I was not safely nestled in my real home.
It was not until recently, when I resigned my year lease in Nevada, that I came to the realization that wherever I am has to Become a home- A place where I feel safe, comfortable, and at rest. Embrasing the white walls that surround me, and all of the beauty that is found in thier absence of color, will allow me to find more peace and sprout roots, even if temporary.
I may move many more times before really settling down. But each move teaches me to embrace the cold egg shell walls and off set them with colors of spice and warmth. Now they are not just white walls, but and intergral part of my adobe-esk interior design.