Home Is Where The Art Is

Home Is Where The Art Is

Posted by Carlee Benito on

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Time and time again, we’ve heard the old saying, “There’s no place like home” tried-and-true, this will always remain the same. Familiar objects, sentimental pieces of nostalgia and photos that have the ability to freeze a moment, often decorate our four corners.

For as long as I can remember, my roots have always been in Florida so I never really planned on moving from my New Smyrna Beach abode.. But after months and months of not seeing my home, due to travel, I decided it was time to sew roots somewhere else that would make more sense for my lifestyle.

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Back in April, I ended up finding the perfect apartment, in Oceanside, CA. Soon after, I flew back east, bought a 97’ Jeep Cherokee from a buddy of mine and began the packing process on Mother’s day. I loaded up the Uhaul trailer and headed out the following morning.

The initial thought of driving across the country by myself seemed pretty exciting… Or so I thought. To say this was one of the most self enduring missions I’ve ever considered making, is an understatement. Heavy rain, flooding and extreme elements covered nearly 5 states on this journey.. I took a break from the weather to make a couple day stop in Austin, TX, saw some friends and was back on my way soon after.

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After an entire day of driving west from Austin (Texas may be the single most intense state to drive through, known to man), I kept on moving to California. I arrived on May 18th & began the unpacking & decorating process of my new California home.

I couldn’t be more grateful for this little beach apartment…. And so here’s how I express what home means to me..