The Rumblings of Homesickness

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January 12, 2013 by ebostick1212

Honestly, I rarely get too homesick.  Things at home are unstable at this point in time, and that, in combination with the fact that I have lived abroad for so long, have hardened me to the feeling.  We moved around so much when I was younger, that there isn’t a specific place where I feel at home.  I feel equally at home at my father’s current house in Narragansett, RI, and on my grandma’s porch in Columbus, OH.  Sometimes I imagine myself in our old house in New Jersey, where I spent the majority of my awkward teenage years.

I’ll let you in on a little secret, though.  Today was the first day, in almost my five months in being here, where I felt like I wanted to buy a ticket and head home.  I don’t have an explanation why, though.  Generally, I enjoy where I am no matter what, but today, I woke up in the morning, and wished I was in my bed in Rhode Island.

This is what I am missing out on at home.

This is what I am missing out on at home.

I know it will pass, come Monday, I will be making a fool out of myself in front of a group of Spanish second graders, and I will know, in my heart of hearts, that I want to be here.  But for now, I will close my eyes and pretend like I am sitting on the rocks near the Point Judith Lighthouse, with the sea breeze whipping up at my face as I watch the boats pass by.

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

One of my favorite places in the world.

One of my favorite places in the world.

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