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I Am Homesick

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    Pre-homesickness

    Warning: Lots of teenage rants. You are fore-warned! So I am feeling pre-homesickness, if such term exist. The thought of leaving home for a period of 9 months had me in tears. To think I still have a month, 2 weeks and one day left before leaving, heck, who is counting. Since I...
    xueh xueh 18-21, F Jan 16, 2013

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    I am a sophomore and very blessed to go to a

    great school like Purdue. However, I always get homesick. I love my parents and my comfort of home. I also love Purdue, but it always kills me when I have to head back. I love my hometown and my state(IL). Is this normal?
    bhav14 bhav14 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Strangely, Yes, Even Though I ...

    Strangely, yes, even though I am a fully formed adult person in middle age and own my own home, I am still homesick.  I miss the house I grew up in and the people I grew up with and the way the world was back then.
    Mandragora Mandragora 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2007

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    5 Days In.... :S

    I recently flew to canada from the uk, 6 days ago now to be precise. The town is beautiful (banff) and everyone is really friendly. im here for two months, and that already seems unbareable to me. Ive always been bad for homesickness, i used to stay at my friends about a 5 minute...
    ijmj ijmj 18-21 Mar 6, 2013

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    Homesick again~ I finally have started to

    adjust to life here in the small town that we live in on Maryland's eastern shore. I mean we will only be here for about 11 more months. This gives me plenty of time to accomplish what I need to. What I wanted to do. And my bf will be finished up with his commitments. I enjoyed...
    simplysusan01 simplysusan01 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I wrote earlier about being homesick

    for California. The thing is, I'm not sure where I'm homesick for. My family moved across the country TO California right before my senior year of high school. Only a year in that town then moved to a beach town in Southern California where I met my husband and stayed for over 2...
    Alexakay Alexakay 41-45, F Jul 20

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    Omg I'm so happy!!! I am flying home!

    !! I am flying to see my Grandma before she goes (she doesn't have much time left) but I haven't been home in a year!! I'm so excited!! I hope I can visit with my family and friends and go shopping and go to dinner and hang out!! I'm happy I will get to say goodbye to my...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I feel so homesick. Did you ever feel

    so left and alone, living in another country or maybe even not that, and feel so lost? Talk to me right here. I have a pain in my heart and it hurts so bad.
    melliam melliam 22-25, F Feb 1

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    To me, home is where the music is.

    I'm not at home right now. And I don't always get to be home all the time. I miss it.
    TheChi TheChi 16-17, F Mar 13

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    Away From Home

    The gloomy weather when the plane took off was a reflection of my mood. I remembered how I hugged my mother and her sweet smell before I went into the boarding room. I hugged her hard but somehow, it was not enough. I knew that my family would give me phone calls when I am at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 3, 2011

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    1,150 Miles Away From Home

    Two years ago this month I moved to South Florida from Philadelphia, PA. Even going to boarding school for my high school years didn't prepare me for this. I believe that because I knew that I would eventually go home, I was able to be okay, function and not really think twice...
    InPlaidWeTrust InPlaidWeTrust 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Under The Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

    I really miss the states. I would give anything to return home. I never thought I would ever say this. There is no place like home. I pray I make it. Its like I when I got on that plane to come here, I left a child behind. I have seen so many things. So many different people. A...
    HarryO25 HarryO25 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    I think I've made a mistake by moving

    so far away from the people I love the most. My new life and friends here are great, but nothing compares to being surrounded by people who know me inside and out. I'm trying to give it more time to see if I'll feel better, but today I just want to pack my things and go back to...
    biologynerd91 biologynerd91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2014

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    I miss my people. I'm

    so tired of being the new girl and feeling lonely. It seems as soon as I get settled, I end up on to the next one. I wish I could keep my RoDs closer. :((((
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F Jun 12, 2014

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    I am finishing my first semester of college.

    I like college and I consider myself to a pretty independent person. When I first started though, I could not think of any aspect of my home without crying. Now, I have become a bit more adjusted, but when I go home, my homesickness gets worse. I cannot stop dwelling over the...
    Luna156 Luna156 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    Home for me is Kansas City,

    Missouri. A long way from where I live. I have family there who I'm very close to. They feel more like family to me than my immediate family. I miss them so much tonight. I wish I was with them tonight. I feel so homesick.
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 18-21, F Jul 2

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    Scared This Will Never Go Away...

    I started college five weeks ago and I still feel sad a lot of the time. I'm four hours away form home, but that number doesn't really matter at all to me. I miss my life, my friends, my family, my town! I am having a good time here, but sometimes, when I walk into my dorm room...
    hccook92 hccook92 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2010

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    So I moved to the middle East just over a month

    ago, and it seems like everything is different from last time.... I came to Kuwait in July 2014 for a month then got offered a permanent position in November... During july I loved this place, everything appealed to me that time, now things are different.... Don't get me wrong...
    DNA011 DNA011 22-25, M Feb 17

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    Still not coping. I don't know

    if I ever will. As soon as I cross the border I just lose my mind and can't think straight. I miss my mum so much and I just want family nearby. What is wrong with me? It's been years, literally.
    caroarevalo caroarevalo 22-25, F Mar 15

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    I Know It Will Pass

    I don'y get homesick very often and I know it will pass.I live in Australia but my home will always be Ireland.I have had such a full on week I think I've experienced every emotion this week. I have been floating on a wee cloud most of the week because my partner and I have...
    annabellef annabellef 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    Without a Home to Be Sick For

    I grew up in a family that moved around the state. I never had that place where I could claim as a childhood home. One of the most difficult things for me is answering the question, "Where are you from?" I never know what to say because I've lived in 15 different homes. Home...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 16, 2007

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    I miss hearing his sister yell at us to turn

    the TV down or listening to his brother spurt nonsense about nazis and conspiracies. Sometimes I miss hearing his parents argue about dinner or what to waste themselves on that night. I miss making fun of him for sleeping with a sleeping bag before he'd burry me in it or teasing...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 18-21, F Jan 12

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    I miss the water most of all.

    The family my friends, of course I miss them but there is always a way to contact them. But it's the water surrounding me and seeping in through my pores that I cannot seem to get a hold of in this concrete jungle of a city. Even though I live in an island the waters here are un...
    saraandherfoxes saraandherfoxes 26-30, F Apr 25

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    I Moved Out Away From My Homes...

    I moved out away from my homestate of Mississippi back in March of this year. It's hard being away from my mom and dad because they are my biggest fans. They love me so much and I hate being this far away. I want to be able to see them when I can. Now, it takes me asking off...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    Everyday gets worse. Thinking of graduation

    makes it worse. I want to graduate at home, with my friends where I belong. Not here where I am an outcast, alone. I miss home. I miss Adam. I want to be with him and Sophie and Jules and Holly on graduation day. I don't even know if i will be able to go home again before I...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 18-21, F May 1

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    I want to go home. But the lack of vacation

    time makes it impossible. Just want to see my family and get a hug
    jojoaddi jojoaddi 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    Missing Her...

    I love to travel, really I do. I don't, however, like to travel alone. I hate that for the past week, I've had to be away from home. I miss my dogs, and more importanlty, I miss my love. She misses me, too. So, I'm thrilled that tomorrow I get to be home for a day. It sucks...
    ord2act ord2act 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    I moved to another country

    for work, and was so exited to go home for christmas. Now i'm home and it doesn't feel like "home" anymore :(
    wosj wosj 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    Holidays Away From Family

    This is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but here I sit 1000 miles from my family and friends for the 6th holiday season in a row.  In laws are coming over, but with them come drama every at every "family" gathering.  For the 6th year in a row, I can't afford to...
    TXschoolin TXschoolin 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    The Sky Is Not Cloudy All Day

    The last few weeks have been a complete whirlwind. There was prospect that we may need to move, but in the end, we were given only two weeks notice of the need to relocate from Perth, Western Australia to Baku, Azerbaijan which was a challenge to say the least. It did not give...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 4 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    My aunt has cats. I'm

    both allergic and irritated by how loud they are at night. Oh, and bugs keep landing on me. I miss my dorm room.
    Limeysnow Limeysnow 18-21, F Jul 20

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    redpassion91 redpassion91 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    Zigzy Zigzy 26-30, F Jul 5

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    It's 1:30am and I'm unable to sleep

    because I can't get over feeling nothing but homesick... Homesick for a home that is 5 miles away. Homesick for a bed that I miss with every fiber in my being, homesick for the man that I normally lay next to... Homesick for our usual routines. I have to stay away for 1 week...
    SnowStorm00 SnowStorm00 18-21, F Jun 17

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    I hate having homesick .

    :( . Especially we. I have to go out and i get like that . I went to go see my dad today . And i wasnt happy that i got to see him . It felt weird .
    Ddghhtddghyg Ddghhtddghyg 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Little Town Life..

    I am so homesick, I have come to a point where I just want to be back in louisiana. I loved it there, I spent my whole life there. I dont miss the drugs, the abuse, or the pain, but I miss feeling like I belong. I dont belong in this big city it just isnt me. I like living out...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    A year and a half after leaving California,

    homesickness hit me hard. The thing is, there's nothing wrong with where we live now in the South. It's beautiful, people are so friendly, slower pace of life, and you can have a really nice home without depleting your savings. I miss the crisp, clean, sea air, being able to...
    Alexakay Alexakay 41-45, F Jul 19

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    I work in a school and go back to suffolk

    for the holidays- I'm not enjoying my job which makes it harder to leave. My home is where I feel my best, and I have hopes and dreams there. I go to work tomorrow and came back to London yesterday and I just feel so so sad. I want to be around my brothers and parents and be...
    Rosieb1993 Rosieb1993 22-25, F Apr 12

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    Not Anymore!

    I haven't seen my family or friends in over a year, yesterday I was so homesick to a point that I almost packed up and went back. I decided to call a couple people and THANK GOD I did. Every person I talked to did nothing but '*****" and "moan" about one thing or another. This...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 28, 2011

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    Well Kinda....

    I am not really homesick, but where I am right now, it doesn't feel like a home to me anymore. It never did feel like home, that was until my boyfriend moved in, and than it was home for me, and it was so nice. I felt loved, and felt like I was really home. Now he is gone, and so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 22, 2009

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    I am a sophomore in highschool

    who moved to OR from GA two years ago and it has driven me into a deep depression. I hate my friends here and i hate my life here. I want to get away even now as I am writing this i have so much hatred and sadness that i cannot think straight.
    emslife emslife 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been away from home

    for just under a week. I love to travel and I am grateful to be abroad for a semester to discover this new environment. But today, I can't stop crying. I miss my mother who I always could not stand back home. I have been crying for a full day and it feels terrible. I really...
    Tristark Tristark 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I Miss the Proper Sorts of Trees.

    I've been in this city for 2 years, but I still don't belong here.  My parents and my baby are still back where I came from.    I cried when I missed my baby's first day of kindergarten.  I should have been there.  Every time I get on...
    Lumpfish Lumpfish 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    I am really starting to miss the UK,

    so i have been listening to Rizzle Kicks,Bastille and Lily Allen.I am so sick of this place (Turkey).I miss my home and my family.😢
    PYazmin PYazmin 13-15, F Mar 16

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    Excited to have finally made a decision on

    whether or not to stick it out in a harsh busy city, chasing a dream to the point of absolute struggle/exhaustion. I am so truly excited about what this re-evaluation can mean. Anything can truly happen. If you want something bad enough, you won't accept there's only one road to...
    Ariadni8 Ariadni8 26-30, F Mar 17, 2014

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    It's So Stupid

     I'm home, or more correctly this is supposed to be my home my family lives here and I'm born here and everything but I keep missing my stepfamily and I feel so bad because when I lived with them I didn't miss my real family. I mean I'm starting to become sad you know, i cry...
    azzur azzur 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2009

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