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I Am Homesick

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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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    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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    Getting better. Been here

    for 8 months now and it's slowly beginning to feel more and more like home. Granted, the place I still (and will undoubtedly always) consider home is close on 1000 kilometers away, it's not so bad once you get used to it. I'm grateful for having had the opportunity to be in the...
    louisthepearl louisthepearl 22-25, F 5 Responses May 20

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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...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    I don't even know where home is anymore.

    I've been trying to find it, but every time I feel it close it slips away. Home used to be with my mom, and before that it used to be with my grandparents. Now it's nowhere. I love my mom, and my grandparents lost me. I just wanna go home...
    Sophilu Sophilu 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I Wasn't Homesick Until Recently

    I remember that when I lived in my home town, all I wanted to do was get out. I wanted to go do things, and I wanted to go somewhere exciting. But where I am now isn't nearly as great as I expected. It's kind of like the saying, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone...
    frankota frankota 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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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 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    San Francisco

    i left my beautiful home in search of my dreams. nyc is the city of dreams but my dreams does not look like it is going to happen. sometimes i still talk to her but very time i talk to her, it always seems that she's talking about me. She said," you left your kids and they just...
    sfdrboy sfdrboy 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    I get regular anxiety

    and panic attacks and I'm on a trip to Vietnam which is meant to be fun and relaxing but it's only day 3 and I'm bed riden with panic attacks and homesickness and I feel like such a failure and fluctuate between just desperately want to go home and staying and sticking it out (4...
    KerrieN KerrieN 22-25, F Apr 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    About a year ago, I went to a two week summer

    camp about 3 hours from my house. It was the first time I was away from my parents for that long by myself and it was one of the worst experiences of my life. I was physically and emotionally sick, it was hard for me to speak without crying, and I couldn't/ didn't want to do...
    Katherine1212 Katherine1212 13-15, F Jul 26

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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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    Home.

    I miss my mum. I miss my dad. I miss everyone at home. I miss my bed. I miss my car. I miss everything at home. Why i have this feeling? I always away from home. But this is the first time in my life i felt this way. Maybe i need to be back. Soon, very soon. I miss my home...
    hishamocampo hishamocampo 22-25, M Aug 26, 2013

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    So far away from home

    and i miss my dad. I want to run to him and hug him right now :(
    gaeainchaos gaeainchaos 22-25, F Jun 4

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    I am 35 years old and currently on a trip

    overseas. I've been experiencing terrible homesickness since I arrived. I have one week left until I can leave, and for some reason 7 days seems like an eternity. I went away to college when I was 19 and remember feeling almost the same crushing, paralyzing feelings for the...
    Want2GoHome Want2GoHome 31-35, F Mar 7

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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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    I am homesick, but I'm not

    even sure I have a home to be sick for.
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F Jun 5

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    I moved away from my family a little over a

    year. words cannot describe how much I miss them :(
    TouchTheSkyWithMe TouchTheSkyWithMe 22-25, F Jun 20

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    Homesick

    I took a job in another city which is two hours away from my home and I thought I would be alright. I am also supposed to be going to university in the Fall but I don't know if I can last. I have had to leave my spouse and my cat behind. My spouse has a very well paying job...
    karathine karathine 36-40 Jul 4, 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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    I Am Homesick And I Don't Know What To Do.

    Last year I decided to start university in the uk because where I live there are no opportunities and everything is just really bad. Now I'm here from monday and everything sucks! I've only met one nice person, my flatmates are awful and I don't know if I'm going to stay strong...
    Marta555 Marta555 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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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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    I have never been homesick in my life.

    ... until now. What a time to start!
    Moonpenny Moonpenny 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I am all alone in a new place,

    I am homesick for my one and only home even though it's not where I'm from, it's where I should be.
    rawrimaabby rawrimaabby 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Loneliness At Its Best

    I've been in this new country for three months now and lately I've been missing home. People I got to know here disappointed me in every possible ways.. I've been talking to other expats who made this new country their new home but I feel like I can't do the same. "Home is where...
    annly annly 18-21, F Oct 24, 2013

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    hey guys. i don't know

    why i'm doing this, just feel like sharing out my feelings. perhaps it'll help perhaps it won't. well, I'm currently studying in the UK, i have classes 2 days a week so i'm bored as hell. i have nothing to do. and i miss home. i miss my mum, i miss my family, and i miss my ex...
    homesick123 homesick123 18-21 Mar 11

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    Not as homesick anymore,

    but still slightly from, I guess nostalgia, now. I didn't get to move out yet. I am still in this assisted living home. I thought at one time that I would go back downtown and had been happy about going home. I have never left my room that I had since then. I won't actually...
    jmintuck jmintuck 36-40 Feb 15

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    Homesick? No, the location doesn't matter.

    I miss my friends. I miss my family. I miss waking up everyday knowing that, no matter what, the people i love will be there, right by my side. I just want to go home. After all, isn't home where the heart is? A picture is worth a thousand words, but a friend is worth a lifetime...
    Brettiferr Brettiferr 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I moved here in August to be with my girlfriend.

    Now she is off the wagon and drinking again. I just want to go home!
    Wh1tegr1pr0blm3s Wh1tegr1pr0blm3s 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I feel like I am homesick,

    from a place I have never even been to. Except in my heart. Weird.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M Mar 29

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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 At The Other Side Of The World... Alone

    Since 7th grade my dream was winning a scholarship and leaving my country. In 10th and 11th I did all the scholarship work: SATs, TOEFL, applications, extracurricular activities, etc. I applied to a scholarship in Taiwan, at the other side of the world. In April, I had the...
    herewithmee herewithmee 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    Moving Too Quickly?

    I wanted to go to work right from leaving college. I did not realize that even the sounds of people's voices, or just knowing they were there, meant so much to me. Now I just feel afraid of the sounds I hear and I get into moods of weakness which suddenly become a strong urge to...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 May 12, 2013

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    I'm feeling homesick </3

    and I like to talk about it
    alephsa alephsa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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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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    It's weird. I always get incredibly homesick

    after seeing my parents and seeing my hometown, but my parents are now moving house (and this is the house I've lived in for my entire childhood). I'm a few hrs away but will be working soon, and I'm petrified. I guess I feel like I'm losing them, and home. I begged my mother to...
    caroarevalo caroarevalo 22-25, F Apr 23

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    Oh I Just Want To Go Home For Crying Out Loud

    I miss my friends, my family, the views from my dad's balcony. I even miss the morning smell of the valley. I miss the farmers driving by on their tractors, winking at me in their perverted manner. I want peace and quiet and instead I wake up everyday in city that resembles my...
    louisthepearl louisthepearl 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    I just moved to London from 1000 km away.

    Everything is new and exciting. Luckily I'm staying with my sister, so it's not like I am totally alone. But my cat at home just died, and I'm really starting to miss my pets, family & friends back home. My sister is awesome and includes me with her group of friends and we spend...
    StraightJacketFashion StraightJacketFashion 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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...
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2007

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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

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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

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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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    DAOZ DAOZ 18-21, F Aug 10

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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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    You probably won't read my post.

    If you do you won't care. I already know that. It's not that I need you to care for me. I write here because it makes me feel like maybe I'm not alone here. I'm 3000 miles away from home. Away from my fiancé. My dad. My best friend. My house. My dog. Everything that I have...
    thatguyoverthere93 thatguyoverthere93 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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