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.