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I Am Homesick

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    Pretty much the reason

    why I feel like crying.
    wherehorizonsmeet wherehorizonsmeet 16-17, F Feb 2

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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 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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    I am at college, and I am terrified.

    I was so stupid. I thought I wanted to be as far away as possible, so I left my mom, three siblings, and my dog at home and moved over 1000 miles away. It took 27 hours to drive here. I almost didn't stay. All of my things unpacked, my family ready to drive back home, and I...
    CelineAdler CelineAdler 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    I am so homesick and I hate it.

    I hate it here. I just want to go home. I miss my friends and my school. I'm trying so hard and for a little bit it's okay. Then I get home and I feel so alone. It's just awful. I have no one to talk to I never thought I would miss it this much. I just want to go home and hug...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F Sep 27, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    redpassion91 redpassion91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Jan 12

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    For the first time in a very,

    very long time I sense opportunity. I moved away in hopes of experiencing the life that someone my age should be engulfed in. After landing a job that surrounds me in two of my most favorite things (coffee and books) I can finally finish my education. Unlike my old city this one...
    RebootMe RebootMe 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I've come here to vent

    and maybe some of you can offer advice please! I'm from the UK and have been living in Mexico with my boyfriend and his family since June, they're all busy working and getting on with daily activities but I on the other hand literally have nothing to do! I can't go out alone...
    jessiicaaa1995 jessiicaaa1995 18-21, F Oct 8, 2014

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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 don't even know where to begin.

    .well..I started at a boarding school this August. My sister has been at this boarding school already for about a year now. Before I came here, I had heard a bit about it and all the stories sounded like the students had a lot of fun Here, although the work is quite challenging...
    jessneverknew jessneverknew 13-15, F Oct 22, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Senior year. Football games,

    super fans, tailgating, dances, bonfires and parties. Homecoming, the highlight of any American High Schoolers life, next to Prom. Here, there is no homecoming dance, no school bonfire and no school tradition. At home, there was a bonfire, festival, games, tailgating and of...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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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 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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    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...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 May 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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, 2014