My childhood was rocky. My mother insisted on moving us around as she attempted to pursue relationships with various men. Never did we stay in a house for longer than a couple of years. Likewise, never did I stay at a school for longer than 3 or 4 years. Perhaps this is why I am yearning to own my own place. And perhaps this is also why I am yearning for a life where I don’t have to spend most of my time away from home, as is the case when one commutes to a place of work.