Homesickness! :(

Philippines
August 26, 2012 1:19pm CST
I'm in a unit rental house alone and I am homesick, Ohh.. I think this is one of the hardest problem of a students especially if you live in a province but you need to go in city for your studies. I missed the thing I usually do at home like feeding our chicken and ducks, I missed also my family that I usually be with in our home. I encountering lots of adjustments... I can do many thing at home but if you are not in your house you can do is only limited. Sometimes making discussion in my spare time is my way to relieve this kind of situation. What do you do when you are homesick? Can you share your experiences or other's experiences that you know or any suggestion, knowledge, etc. Happy mylotting! Have a great day ahead! :)
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13 responses
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
26 Aug 12
Yes. You are probably studying in a college and are compelled to be away from your parents/home. First year --it will be really difficult. In fact many students use to cry about this. After one year or so they get used to this and they like being away from home. You are doing right think by posting discussions and responding discussions. You can also read story books, general knowledge books or try to improvise your aptitude skills.
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• India
27 Aug 12
you provide various good ideas to come out from home sickness, i agree with you, this kind of ways will help him to come out from worries, hope he will follow it
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
That was exactly right I'll not just only improving my skill but also trying to get high grades and if i got my family will be happy right? Thank you for this wonderful respond have a nice day ahead!
@ravisivan (14053)
• India
27 Aug 12
santos that is nice. Which degree are you studying?
@dsw313 (321)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
Don't worry you'll get over it in a couple of months, and you'll have time to visit them during sem-breaks, right? I experienced that during my first couple of months in my first year in college, what I did is, I read books, and make myself busy. That's good that you are making discussions here just to express what you feel, it is one good way to relieve homesickness and you'll learn a lot in this site too. Happy mylotting!
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Yeah, I am planning for that day but I'm hoping that my prof. will not give us lot of requirements, haha.. I will spend this break wisely since we have "summer study" that required for my course. Thank you for sharing Godbless!
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
I think october and december will only be my break, so I will try to visit them. :D
@Shavkat (66274)
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
The usual thing, I made myself busy. I call my love ones, talk with friends. Try to find things to create something useful, like make letters or any thing relative to my personal interest.
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Thank you for the respond my friend, thank you for sharing this, Godbless.
• India
27 Aug 12
Hi friend, sad to hear about this, don't worry you will get holiday soon and go to your home to meet your parents and relatives, this kind of home sick is quite common to the students and the employees who are staying far away from the home, just share your worries with your friends, it will make you to feel light without issues
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Thank you for sharing my friend.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
Being homesick when you are alone and in a place where you are not familiar with is a normal thing. Well, good for you since there is mylot where you can share your feelings and stay with. Before, or I mean during my school days I only had my books with me. I am not an outdoor person so, I only spent most of my time reading.
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Yeah that make my home sick relieve by seeing all your responses makes me feel better. Thank you for sharing Jai Godbless!
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
Hi RSantos...I guess the only way to relieve homesickness is to go home once in a while. Like maybe if you don't have classes.
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Yeah, I also planning that but my only free day is only Sunday that is only day I have no classes. Our home is quite far took 6-7 hrs. I guess, and sometimes if there are 3 days without classes, alot of requirements given to us, so I didn't have chance to go home. :( by the way thank you for sharing have a nice day ahead! :D
• United States
26 Aug 12
I think what you are experiecning there are many others also experiencing right now. It is part of growing up and being your own independent person. That doesn't make it any easier though. I think what might help is to drop them a short letter, letting them know how you are doing, what your new home is like and telling them you are fine but are missing them. That way there is a written connection to them. I am sure they are missing you just as much as you are missing them. The other thing I would do is get out and walk around. Go and people watch and just get some fresh air and some free entertainment by watching the locals.
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Yeah that's that true I also missing some of the meals that my father cook at home, I'm not comfortable for my cooking always fried again and again! Haha thank you for sharing have a nice day ahead.
@vanessa11 (296)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
We're kind of on the same situation, but I worked and need to stay on a room for rent ever since our shifting schedule started a 12 hours a day of work. But the good part is that we take 3 days of rest-4 days of work. When I was on my first month, away from my family, I cry whenever I'm alone (and even when I'm traveling to work on a jeepney -I cry-) As time passes by, I got used to and if ever there comes a time that I feel sad, I just go and have a chit-chat with my room-mates. By the way, I love watching baby chicks and baby ducks (they're such a cutie). I know that sooner you'll adjust and get used to your situation now :D Goodluck with your studies. Have fun!
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Ohh.. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
@mansha (6301)
• India
27 Aug 12
Well my lot is always there, its hard initially to stay away from home but you will get used to it in three months or so, then this will feel more like home and you would love and learn at your campus. Make lot of new friends and learn to be independent and responsible for yourself. I too do mylotting to pass my time, its best to vent out here than anywhere else
• United States
27 Aug 12
When I was homesick I tried to do something every day that would keep my mind off things like wishing I was home. I think when You get on mylot you will feel better I know I did when I was feeling this way. I went down south a few months back and I felt horrible when I missed my home.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
27 Aug 12
my suggestion is not to dwell over what you miss but what you can do to not feel so homesick. you should go out and meet new people. join a club at school or volunteer for an event. that way, you will have more to think of than just how much you miss your family.
@kaci2012 (19)
27 Aug 12
I am homesick,too.I miss my parents and my lovely little niece.She is only 7 months.I love her so much.It needs 5 hours to go home,but I have no time.I only have one and half day free everyweek.When I'm homesick I will stay with my friends,it can make me happy and relax and fogget anything.
@SIMPLYD (85041)
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
Just concentrate in studying , my friend and gain some friends. But see to it that those friends are those that don't lead you to bad ways. Yes, mylot is one way of getting rid of homesickness. You can always come here anytime you are lonely and needs someone to talk to. Put it in a discussion. That way , those who can relate will respond and you comment back , so you will earn from your discussion. Earning while enjoying - that's Mylot!