Yes, it finally happened. Somewhere on a bus to the airport in Ireland, (travel update coming towards the end of the week, stay tuned!) I got homesick.
It was bound to happen, right? I just didn’t know when it was going to pop up and attack.
It hit me out of the blue. One moment I was appreciating how lovely Ireland looked early in the morning, the next moment I found myself thinking about New Jersey mornings with tears in my eyes.
It’s one of the strangest feelings here. I still want to stay in Ireland, but a part of me wants to get back on a plane and grab a bagel and pizza back home.
I’ve been missing my family even more as Thanksgiving peeks it’s head about the corner. One of the reasons it’s one of my favorite holidays is because it gives everyone a reason to get together. I love joking around with my cousins and catching up with my aunts and uncles. I know I’ll still see them in December, but I’m sad I’m missing out on sitting around a big table, or even on the floor, listening in to the different coversations everyone has.
I’m sure this is exactly what my mom and dad wanted to hear, that their little girl does have a heart and does want to journey back home. I know I sound like I’m ready to give up, but I’m not.
I love my family and I surprisingly love my hometown, but I have been loving traveling around Ireland and parts of Europe. I’m making the most of my time here and I know I’ll have so many stories to share when I share Christmas with my family.
So, there’s your mini update for the week. I’ve been on planes, trains, and in some automobiles this week so it’s been hard to find time to write about what’s going on in my insane brain.
I hope you all enjoy learning about how I am human and I do have a heart, next time it’ll be a little more uplifting and hopefully includes some cool pictures. Wish me luck throughout the rest of my “study” week, and to you sláinte!