My Old Stomping Grounds

1Target Dress, Ralph Lauren Boots, Kate Spade Bag

My parents moved out of their house a couple of months ago. This was the house I grew up in, and the only other house I lived in before I got married. Even though the house isn’t sold yet, I still didn’t want to visit it, and that’s saying a lot because I’m a pretty sentimental person. I knew that if I went back, sat in my old room, and replayed the memories of growing up there I would feel really depressed. But my husband wanted to check it out so naturally I tagged along. On the drive there I was mentally preparing myself for a flood of emotions I was sure to feel once I got there.

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Then I had an idea instead of waltzing through the big empty house replaying memories in my head, I would send videos to my siblings as I walked through the house. Hearing their responses and sharing a few memories with them made the whole experience a lot less lonely. I was also really glad to have my husband there who was my comic relief and kept my smiling the whole time. We even decided to take a few photos in the area to lighten up the mood. I can’t say I would soon go back, but at least now I feel like I said goodbye in a way. It was a wonderful place to grow up and I will forever cherish the memories I had there.

Did you ever feel this way about somewhere you grew up or used to live?

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Deepti
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I love the look! The dress is gorgeous and perfectly paired with those boots!

I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?

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Deepti xx

Natalie
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Thanks, Deepti! I love the style of your blog, and I will definitely follow.

Dana Ivy
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Awww I totally feel you on this! I’ve felt this way a bunch and they were all times I took my husband to see places that used to be important to me. Old house, high school grounds, college dorm room, it’s crazy how sentimental we can get!!

Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

Natalie
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Yeah you’re totally right! Sometimes it’s nice taking a trip down memory lane. 🙂

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