Ecophobia (noun) Origin: English/Ancient Greek | A fear or dislike of one’s home.
— and so you leave, to find where home is for you. *wink*
This word is based from Ancient Greek in whick ‘eco’ is derived from oîkos or “house”, and then of course ‘phobia’ from phóbos or “fear”.
I do not fear or dislike my home. I have loved every home I have ever lived in. My fear is that I may not ever find just one home I prefer over another.
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
My dislike is related to not being content to reside in just one place. One place forever scares me.
“The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton
Every time I look out my window I see possibilities. Every time I walk down new streets, I feel reborn. Even when I am homesick and I go back to my home town, I end up missing .. the feeling of missing my home.
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain
“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher