Homesickness is a feeling of stress or anxiety caused by separation from people and places that you know. It is a natural state we find ourselves in, when we leave our home for long periods of time. Is it that simple though? And what to do when you are sick of your home.

A good way to begin would be to figure out what is home? Words house and home have fundamental differences, since the first one is a place and second is a state. Every person have their own description of home, for me, in the first place, home is people that surround you. I don’t care whether I sleep in snowy Latvia, cook in a windy Denmark or do laundry in a sunny Italy, as long as I have friends by my side!

“Home is where the heart is”

-J.T. Bickford

Leaving home is never easy. You start thinking about what’s, if’s and making final decision may be extremely difficult. However, my situation is a tiny bit different. In my case I wanted to leave as soon and as far as possible, simply because I became sick of my home. For longest time I felt uncertain if my life is what I want it to be. Days got longer and many things became indifferent to me. That’s exactly why I decided to break the loop and find new “home”.

Does it mean that I don’t feel homesick at all? No, of course I do! I miss Latvian forests, I miss snow, I miss grumpy people and, of course, I miss my family and friends. Chances are, I’ll see them again very soon, since I’ll be coming back in October.

Meanwhile, I can’t measure amount of gratitude I have for all the people, that surround me right now. Thanks to them I am able to call Faenza my home!


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