I’ve been feeling a bit homesick lately.
It’s not that I’m not enjoying Australia, I really am. I love it here. In fact, this experience makes me want to travel more and see new places.
But I miss my family.
I guess growing up with 8 siblings and a lot of cousins being around on a consistent basis can really have an impact on one’s life. You get used to them always being around, then you move away and they’re suddenly not there with you.
Going to boarding school was different because I had at least one of my brothers with me. He was just across the room so if I needed him I could throw a pillow at him and talk to him. I know my family is just a phone call or video chat away now, but at the same time they’re not because the time difference is huge.
I have just about two months left of my exchange student program, so I will be going home soon. I intend on enjoying every moment that I’m here in Australia, but I’m also counting down the days that I’ll be able to hug my siblings and talk to them face-to-face.
Those are my thoughts for today… at 2am.
Have a great day everyone, no matter what part of the world you’re in!