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I am growing up My perceptions on things are changing drastically and I am gaining new experiences I tend to feel somewhat like a nomad sometimes though I wander from class to class from friends rooms to my room and from college to home I easily find places that I connect to but still I am always searching for something more John Price in his book Man Killed by Pheasant puts my nomadic tendencies into perspective I am looking for a spiritual home Though I do not think that my spiritual home resides within one place I believe that Terry Tempest Williams puts it best when she says My refuge exists in my capacity to love Refuge 178 The places that we love are the places where our soul residesWithin the last year my knowledge of what I call home has drastically changed I along with most of my generation have gone through a major change We have moved away from the safety of the known we have entered into a world that is not our own We have gone to college The idea of home is now shifted between two places for most people a parents house and the place they live at school I am different in this way I moved away from the house that I grew up in two weeks before I went off to college My perspective of a defined home has been taken away It has made me realize that home where I resided for nine years of my life was mostly material I did feel safe and connected to the place but it is not the place my soul felt most at ease I have not been many places which has affected me in many ways Price has to leave Iowa and discover other environments and natural settings before he finally realized how attached he was to Iowa My experience in Iowa is related in most
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