I did not think it would ever happen to me, but it did.
I’ve travelled before, I been away from home and my family for over a weeks time. This trip helped me to realize how close I am to my family. Bonds that I wish to never end or separate. When I was younger my dream was to get married and move away somewhere, you know me adventurous and cultured. Such a dream seems like a difficult task now.
Anyways yes homesick does happen, yes you can get through it. I did, it wasn’t east but I did get through it.
At first I started Facetiming my family more and more, until I realized that only makes it worst.
Luckily I have family in London, I was able to visit and stay the weekend with. They fed me and treated me like their own. Even though everyone can’t do this on their travels, I recommend KEEP BUSY. Be so busy to the point where you can’t check social media or even think about what you would be doing at home. If that doesn’t work just sit by yourself and reflect, think about what you would be doing if you were at home, think about how it doesn’t even compare to what you can be doing where you are not. Go on an adventure, get lost, find something new, do stuff you like.
Living in London, better yet Kensington is fun, but it does have its ups and downs. My friends here aren’t like my friends at home. Having a roommate is a big problem for me because I don’t have roommates at my home university. Back in my home I have my own apartment so I’m used to doing and caring for myself.
Regardless I went from waking up for a few days saying I wish I was home to not wishing I can stay here a little longer
With travelling, everything is a process not a problem, a transition and a learning progress
View everything as positive and see what can be learned