I was listening to a podcast today where they talked about the definition of ‘home.’ And I had a light bulb moment.
I have been living away from my family for most of my life (they sent me away to school here in the US – they live in Asia – since I was 12 years old. I am 41 now). While I know intellectually that they did it out of love (a tough one), my inner child is always yearning. So… that podcast ignited a lightbulb in my head. Even though I don’t have a weight problem, I definitely consider food and eating my ‘home’!! And I don’t want to always rely on that!
Intellectually, I know that I have other outlets that I consider ‘home.’ But… none of them are as easy or delicious as food.
How should I amend this unhealthy association? I would like to move forward in life enjoying food, but also having control and peace around it, and also have other ways to feel that comfort and security the way ‘home’ would feel.