As a military brat I’ve done a little traveling in my day, most of which was with my family before I moved out. However recent life experiences and choices have moved me further and further away from my family. I haven’t lived in the same town as my family in over 5 years, which can be pretty tough. Life goes by so quickly, we get busy, we live our lives and before you know it it’s been over a year since you’ve seen each other.
Since I’ve moved around a lot, I don’t have the privilege of calling any one place “home”, I have no home town, I’m not “from” anywhere, so to me home is where my heart is, which is wherever my family is. I was lucky enough to go “home” to my mom and brother last year and spend a lot of time with them, and it made me realize how much I miss seeing them everyday. And now I feel homesick from missing them so much.
Family is so important, they are the few people in this world that will always be there for you no matter what choices you make, mistakes you make, or paths you follow. They know who you are as a person, and they accept you flaws and all, because at the end of the day, you will always be family. I have grown to appreciate this over the years, and realize what I am missing out on by being so far away.
I hope to eventually move closer to my family, close enough to at least see them as often as I would like, without having to fly to see them. I’m not sure how soon it would happen, but its a new goal I can add to my list. It’s something that has become very important to me, and I think it will affect decisions I make in the future. Whatever will get me closer to them, I’m all for!
What do you do when you are feeling homesick? xoxo