But what I found is that the only cure I needed was three weeks at home in
I loved my time at home, but like any three weeks of my life there were ups and downs. There was exhaustion from jet lag, work stress (I worked from my
Which is what happened this time. I started yearning to go 'home', to get back to my own house (where I control the thermostat) and the air is damp enough that my hair has less static electricity trouble.
This is a recurring theme for me ('home' not static), and one that I've been thinking about a lot recently. Is it because I am approaching my 10-year anniversary of life in the
Perhaps. But what I decided this Christmas trip is that home is where your life is – and at this moment, for me, this is
So what is homesickness, really? Is it longing for home or is it just longing for life as you would prefer it to be? When I used to come to
In that case, homesickness is probably just the common yearning we all have as humans for things to be easier and better, instead of focusing on the good things we already have.