On Homesickness

10/22/2014

There has been a feeling nagging at me that I couldn't put my finger on until Monday night. It would hit me on the bus or while walking the dog and then float away before I could identify it. But Monday night I finally sat down after a long day and saw Gilmore Girls was on Netflix. Ian was out of town and I was watching while doing some work and chatting with Alexa and it hit me: I'm feeling homesick. We've been in San Francisco 4 months now, which is the longest I've been away from southern California. And I used to watch Gilmore Girls with my parents in high school. And it was only Monday but it had already been a long week. Moving was a big change so when I liked my job and our neighborhood and the city it felt like a triumph and everything was going to be fine, maybe better than fine. But between Ian traveling and being away from family when we're coping with some health issues, I finally had to admit what I was feeling and realize I can be homesick and still love San Francisco. Have you ever been homesick? What helped you?

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4 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

I think just by realizing that is what you are feeling and acknowledging it will help. And, maybe doing some of the things you used to do back home to help connect.

Leslie said...

Sorry you're feeling homesick. Having your spouse away can also make it tough and accent the loneliness. A phone call to my mom usually makes everything feel a little bit better.

Rachel Del Grosso said...

I still feel homesick most days. I moved from Ontario, Canada to Las Vegas in January 2011 and I still find myself missing things about home every day, more specifically in the fall, because fall is so beautiful in Southern Ontario. Here in the desert it's.. well, not so much.

Jillian Manesh said...

ugh yes. it's the worst. visits are good and skype dates help a LOT! we do weekly skype dates with my father-in-law and I look forward to them every week! as for friends my girlfriends and i do a group email every week to stay in the loop with what's going on in each others lives. xo jillian - cornflake dreams