Missing my new home:(:(


#1

OK, so I’ve lived in DC for the past four months and am now home for a month for Christmas. I was excited to go home for an extended period, even though I love DC, because I wanted to see my family, the friends I haven’t seen for six months, my old school, etc.

Now, I’ll admit, I miss DC. I miss the hustle and bustle of the city. I miss being able to go out on weekend nights (my family’s asleep right now and I don’t own a car or anything). I miss the friends I made down there, some of whom are graduating or are going abroad. I miss the Catholic community I found down there. I feel cooped up in the house because my parents both work and they’re the only ones who have cars and I can’t really walk anywhere, too dangerous (people drive like maniacs and we have no sidewalks or public transportation because it’s a small town) I miss the mix of different cultures, the activism, the general craziness.

I know I’ll be back in a month but I was wondering, anyone in the same boat? A friend of mine told me that this was normal (and he’s a senior, he should know) but I’m still not used to this.


#2

Yeah, it’s a little surreal – you spend 4 months living one life, and suddenly you’re whisked out of that life and dropped into another, and expected to continue like nothing happened. It can take a while to adjust and adjusting can be stressful.


#3

Enjoy the quiet. Read books for fun, pray, make cookies.

Maybe you could cook dinner for your mom and dad, ask them to bring out the old family videos/movies/albmus.


#4

I feel like this every time I go to my parent’s house. Anymore, I almost can’t stand being there and now my parent’s seriously don’t even care if I’m home or not! Nothing is the same as it used to be when I was still living there. They changed my room a week after I left for college, and now almost 4 years later I feel like a stranger there. I hate going home. I’m only going home for Christmas because my boyfriend wants me to so we can still spend time together over break.(and so I won’t be alone completely)

Anyway, it is hard but you have to make the best of it. Like other have said try to enjoy the quiet. I know when I’m home I spend a lot of time reading. Enjoy not having anything to do and relax. Its only a month. Your family is glad you are home I’m sure and will enjoy catching up with you. I hope you have a great Christmas:)


#5

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