Now don't worry, I'm still not that homesick, and I doubt that I will be. It's just that I can tell that I'm gradually missing home a bit more than I used to, and getting all wishy-washy nostalgic about everything. Here are my top five examples:
2. Watching Football Games
There's not much I'd rather do on a Sunday afternoon than sit in front of the TV in my living room with pizza, football, and a blanket. Oh, and family. ;) Especially now that the football season in in full swing, I miss this weekly tradition from home.
3. My Job
|I took this last summer in the dining room of my workplace.|
I had an amazing job in historical job in interpretation at home. I knew it then, and I feel it now. Good news: I also have a similar job in college! But of course, not one historic site is like another, and I think of my old historic home often.
4. My Church
Again; have I found another amazing church in college? Absolutely! But just like my job example, no two church settings are exactly alike. I think the change in style is good for me. It's helped make sure I don't fall into a robotic routine at my home church, taking more comfort in that routine and familiarity than in the Word of God. But even though it's a good change, I can't help but miss that comforting familiarity of home.
5. A Car
|But maybe it's a good thing I don't have a car to worry about...I'm this clueless!|
Now I feel like I'm just whining, because there's more than enough to do within walking distance here. But hey, I'm an American, and Americans love their cars and the freedom for spontaneity they provide.
Some of you might be wondering why I didn't list the obvious: my family and friends. Well of course I didn't list them; they're people, not things! ;) But of course, I miss my family and friends a bunch. Now I have yet another reason to be excited for Christmas!
For those of you moved out of the house: what things did you miss the most? How did you manage your homesickness (if you had any)?
For those of you who haven't moved out yet: what things do you think you'll miss the most?