I Am Homesick For a Place That Has Never Been My Home

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    I have felt a strong connection to a distant

    country for the past few years. I have never been there, but I feel incomplete living here. I live in wealth and has family and friends who love me, but I still feel like I truly belong there. People keep saying I am spoilt to want to live there and what a bad country it is, and...
    baltaa baltaa
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 3, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 14

    Always Fantasizing About a Place I've Never Even Been...ti

     I don't have a particular place I wish was home... there are just certain pictures and ideas of where I so badly want to live... I daydream constantly about beautiful land and meadows and trees and mountains and space... I hate having neighbors 10 feet on either side of you...
    johnsoncrystal johnsoncrystal
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2009

    I have had some places in my mind I yearned to

    be there, like I lived there for a long time. It looks likes the fields & forests in Western movies. It tastes like an other-worldly, intuitive experience to me.
    marie6889 marie6889
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 17

    I only hope I don't build it up in my mind

    so much that the reality can't compete.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 13

    I design my 'home' in my head,

    my perfect place of serenity. I do this when I'm very stressed out or down and then I spend time there in my head.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2014

    I'm 14th years old ,

    and now I lived far from my parents .. They decided to move me to School abroad in the Philippines! At first I was so excite but then when I arrived at Philippines for one week like that then my mother left me , she had to go back to my country ! So at the moment I felt lonely...
    Tathaclaverdacruz Tathaclaverdacruz
    13-15, F
    Jan 31

    I'll be glad when I can scrape all of the

    unwanted bullshit off of me and get there.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 4

    Lately that place is Spain.

    I've always wanted to live there. I hope to one day be buried there. Madrid is one of the two places in the world I want to live. Fingers crossed.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 10

    So well... How do I start.

    .. I'm European. I really hate the country I currently live in and I don't even want to say that I am from that country cuz I feel like I just can't be. I don't know how to describe it. But it's just that... Since I was like 5 I always wanted to be American. I even lied to some...
    baard baard
    18-21, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    I am convinced that someday I'll move to Africa.

    .. I don't know why, though... One of my friends seems to be disappointed, she thinks I'm gonna open up some sort of extravagant store in New York or something... She has agreed to visit two places in with me when I start explore the continent... We have narrowed it down to 3...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer
    22-25, F
    Feb 26, 2015

    It's a place I've never

    even seen with mortal eyes... as if I were missing some land I do not remember, as if I were stranded in a place that did not belong me, in which I didn't belong, with some people that couldn't recognize me and asked for someone else when looking at me —I, in contrast to other...
    oneiric13 oneiric13
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    I'm starting to get over

    that place. Now I'm homesick for a place I've lived in twice before.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Feb 1

    I'm feeling homesick

    for Kansas City (Missouri) tonight. I've never lived there, but a lot of my family does. I wish I could be with them tonight.
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Dec 23, 2015

    I've always wanted to live in Madrid.

    I'll make it happen yet.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 10

    I have always lived in Florida

    but i feel so home sick from Pennsylvania even though i have only been there once
    sweety7268 sweety7268
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    I Don't Know Where Home Is

    Whenever I am sad or lonely I always say I want to go Home.  But I don't mean the home I have at that  moment.  I don't know where Home is.  All I know is that sometimes I long for it so much it hurts.  I don't know if it is a real place or just a place...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist
    51-55, F
    13 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    Tired of the waiting.

    Let's get on with it.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 25

    Next to someone I really care about.

    . But have never met in person.
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    Dec 15, 2015

    I can't wait to get there

    and not only leave the past far behind but explore every street and avenue of it. Immerse myself in the place and never leave.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 7

    What a great feeling

    after you have traveled far to come back to the ones who love you for who you are.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 18, 2015

    A Picture In My Dreams

    since i was a little girl, i have had the same dream. it rarely varies. when i say little, i mean going back as far as i can remember. in my dream i am an old woman, and i have finally returned to my home. im standing in front of a dense forest, at the bottom of endless green...
    ladyether ladyether
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2012

    That's a wild feeling

    but come what may I'm planning to make that place my home.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Dec 20, 2015

    I've lived in this house my whole life

    and it will be mine when my parents pass away, which if I'm honest with myself, probably isn't be too far away. But I don't think of this place as my home. I didn't feel safe here for the vast majority of my life and there's so many bad memories. I'm excited to leave soon and...
    SkollHati SkollHati
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2015

    i am homesick for the stars.

    the galaxies. the universe. the void of space. i do not belong on this planet. on earth. ... i want to go home.
    gaylien gaylien
    18-21, T
    Dec 29, 2015

    I am the the little girl

    who grew up and never knew she was unloved. I guess I always knew something was amiss, and yet in my deepest heart I hoped that it was not true. However, now as I reach my 5th decade on this planet, I realize that my life was an illusion and the lies I told myself were not true...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 17

    How Can I Be Homesick...ive Never Even Been????

    I dont understand the feeling at all, i have YET to be Anywhere near less alone on Australia's grownd but Im like so homesick to be over there its ridcioulous, guess im just a silly american lol. I dont get it it cant be my home i was born in california and havent been...
    CaliGurl2007 CaliGurl2007
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2010

    There is a town in Cornwall,

    U.K. Right on the sea. Early morning. If you take a stroll down toward the sea. You'll see the boats coming in carrying the nights haul of crab and lobster. A bit further along you'll see the fishing trawlers preparing to head out. The boats look like they're a 100 years old...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    I'm homesick for the ocean most of all,

    but I can't live in it obviously. A little place by the sea with peace and quiet would do me just fine :)
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2015

    I know there is more out there then this.

    i feel like I've done this before and I'm still struggling with the same ultimate personal outcomes as I did as another being. it brings tears to my eyes to say this but there is something missing that rips my heart into dejected pieces. something irreplaceable and so...
    sarahl00 sarahl00
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 5

    I too have had this feeling.

    It is like a vice on my heart that I cannot put to true words. I am sad at the most unusual times. I have a great life. A wonderful son, family, close friends, and I live in a beautiful country... Canada! Yet, I don't feel I belong. I never have. The thing is this feeling I...
    missryerye missryerye
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2014


    I have now realized that I’m..if truth be told, LOST. Today, it was weird because all of a sudden, subconsciously, I saw myself inside my mind as a little kid, crying because she’s lost in the street of nowhere.          ...
    LalaAguelo LalaAguelo
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2010

    One of My Favorite Songs

    You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry Is how long must I wait to be with you I close my eyes and I see your face If home's where my heart is then I'm out...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jul 15, 2009

    I have never been homesick before,

    but now I am. For a place that isn't even my home ..
    HighxHopes HighxHopes
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 1, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 17

    I was born and raised here in England,

    yet it has never fully felt like home. I always feel lost and alone. But whenever I see America on TV I feel a tug at my heart, I get the feeling that I belong there. Ever since I was little I have been attracted to America and I'm convinced that one day I will live there, I'm...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    Get Home Sick For A Different Time

    i would love to be able to go back in time before my wife was killed and let us live out a life we never knew
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Dec 20, 2011
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 26, 2015

    That Wistful, Sick, Longing Feeling

    I've had it since I was a kid. I'd see a sunset and feel so nostalgic, like I miss something so, so much. Or I'd hear some music and I'd get a distinct sense of something unknown, yet absent, like I belong somewhere else. It's hard to explain if you haven't felt it before...
    ForestSong ForestSong
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Jul 8, 2010

    I may as well combine

    that with the sick I've been the past several days.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 13

    I know the feeling. Ever

    since I've been to Scotland I feel homesick about it. I visited different cities for work for accouple of days but the real feeling kicked in after a round trip we took. As soon as we got back to England I felt homesick....this feeling that I haven't even felt about my own...
    poppingcandyrulez poppingcandyrulez
    36-40, F
    Sep 15, 2015

    Little old me from a crappy seaside town in the

    south of England visited Chicago on a once in a lifetime holiday and it was such a great experience that I worry it was some sort of coma dream! I flew for the first time which I was very determined to do. I had little fear because I didn't care If I died on the way there and I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015
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