“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave and grow old wanting to get back.” So you’ve moved away from your home (even moving into your own house two cities away counts as moving and so does settling into a country thousands of miles away from your home). And as much as you were eager to gain a sense of independence, now you just run back home. Do yourself a favor and apply these three tactics, your homesickness will vanish in a jiffy.
Create Families: Moving out of your home is a huge step. You’re not just leaving the physical space that was (supposedly) your safe haven, but also the people whom you’re the most familiar with and of course, you would miss them. The easiest way out of it? Find a new family. Be it in whichever corner of the world, at the end of the day we’re all humans that share the same blood. So, if you look a little closer, you would find that there indeed are similarities between the people home and people here. You might find that the lady next door loves tulips, just like your favorite aunt or that the woman in the park bakes cakes that taste as good as your mother’s. Connect your heart to those of the people around you and very soon, you will find pieces of your family in them.
Explore your new home: Miss that park bench you used to spend hours writing on? Or that lake you used to jump into with your friends? Well, luckily, you are not moving to the next planet. This means that there will be familiar patterns of nature around you. And if something’s different, embrace it. If there isn’t a park in sight, find your solace on the top of a tree in the nearby woods and you know what the best part is? You could go anywhere you wish because everything would be a first timer for you.
Dream: What if all this you find yourself falling into dreams of your home? Well then, simply dream. It’s not wrong to miss your home and that doesn’t make you less loyal towards your new home. The next time you find yourself missing your home, plan about what you would do when you go back home for Christmas.
As they say, “Home isn’t a place. It’s a feeling.” So, stop moping around. Stop saying that you’ve lost your home. Instead, start feeling that you’ve gained a new home.