Welcome to another round of my Thursday Thoughts Series. I hope you are all doing fine. I am still stressed out but I love having this space here to escape from all the hectic and stress!
I moved away from my hometown eleven years ago and since then I have been living in various different places in Germany as well as abroad. After living in the UK, I felt so homesick that I had the urge to go back to Germany and that is what I did. Now, I am back for almost three years living in the South of Germany which is 600km away from where I grew up…
Don’t get me wrong, I really love being down here! We live in a fantastic area where other people come to enjoy their holidays, I have Christian – the love of my life and many really nice people I can call my friends. Anyhow, once in a while (especially if I haven’t been able to go to my hometown for a longer time), I feel a bit homesick again.
As much as I like everything down here, I really really miss my friends from back home sometimes and it would be nice to be around them more often. Usually, we try to go there several times a year (around every other month) but lately, we have been struggling with making time for that with all the renovation stuff going on. As a matter of fact, I have not been there since mid of March which is a very long time for not seeing my childhood friends who I miss incredibly!
The next trip up there is planned for mid August when we have hopefully settled in our new home and won’t be that stressed anymore. This is still 1 1/2 months to go and by then it will be exactly five months that I have not seen them! I really struggle with this at the moment having the constant urge to just sit in the car and drive up there for a couple of days but I simply do not have the time and that makes me a bit sad.
It is not that I am sitting around crying all the time but I notice that my mood kind of dropped over the last few weeks and that I think about everybody back home a lot more. Usually, this is a sign my body and brain are giving me to say “Hey, you should go home soon…”. Normally, I would simply plan a trip up there and it annoys me so much right now, that I can’t do this!
What about you? Have you ever felt homesick and what did you do to make you feel better? What was the longest time you spent away from your friends?
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