Whether you go to school away from home, move to another place, or travel, you may experience what is called a homesickness. Homesickness differs from person to person, but in general, homesickness can make you feel sad, miserable, isolated, or lonely. You may also feel homesick and miss small things like the old pillow or the scent of your home. Homesickness can happen at any age and in any situation; So don't be ashamed if you're homesick. On the other hand, you can still use many ways to deal with homesickness and learn to love your new environment.
Let's first explore the common feelings of homesickness
Nostalgia: often compares your current moods and circumstances with your good memories of the past
Insecurity: always in a state of extreme anxiety, affected by negative thoughts and difficult to focus on something
His temper is erratic: unreasonable diet, difficult to get along with and a tendency to isolate himself
Depression: Feeling hopeless, unable to open up, encounter problems at work and study, fear of interacting with people
Homesickness stems from people's need for connection, love and protection. Regardless of its name, the feeling of "homesickness" you feel may be unrelated to your home. Every element of familiarity, comfort, comfort, and positivity can make you feel nostalgic when you are away from home, and research has even shown that homesickness is a form of loss grief similar to sadness break up or when someone dies.
Of course, homesickness is perfectly normal. Understanding homesickness will give you insight into the common feelings that people who are far away from home and feeling homesick have. Once you realize that this is completely normal, you will feel less stressed or embarrassed every time you feel you miss your family.
Unable to say forgetting is forgetting immediately, not being able to say stopping remembering means stopping immediately. Because nostalgia comes from the heart, let it take a part in each of our hearts, let it remind us never to forget our roots, never for the richness of real foreign places that trade oneself, fall for things that are not worth it. Remember to turn nostalgia into motivation to work, study and work well. Let each of us realize that:
Away from home is also a challenge, isn't it? Life away from home will teach us many things. Let each of us realize that: one far is to grow, to far is to grow ...
Away from home, we know more appreciation for patriotism and friendship. Having to live in an unfamiliar place is to feel all the happiness when meeting a familiar voice of our hometown, to understand the warmth of friends when there is no family beside them.
Away from home, we know that people have to live together by love, not by petty, hustle and selfish calculations. Please love those who live beside me, life is long but indifferent?
Here are some quotes about homesick
1. “Everybody that went away suffered a broken heart. " I'm coming back some day," they all wrote. But never did. The old life was too small to fit anymore.” - Annie Proulx
2. “He breathed in. He breathed out.He forgot how to exhale when he wasn't at home.” - Maggie Stiefvater
3. “You know, I tried not to think of this place. I tried to let it go. To leave it behind. But it always came back to me, in my dreams. I'd dream about these details, these objects and people and places I'd left behind, and I'd wake up crying.” - Danzy Senna
4. “...that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was—I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I’d never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn’t scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost. I was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future, and maybe that’s why it happened right there and then, that strange red afternoon.” - Jack Kerouac
5. “No, she felt homesick, not for a place, but for a time. Maybe it wasn't homesickness at all. Maybe it was time sickness. She just missed those days when she was younger - seven, six, five, four years old - when she didn't know so much about the world. She missed, most of all, her mother.” - Matt Haig
6. “I wanted my mom, in a way you maybe can’t ever want anyone else. It was primal and sharp and it made me feel like a needle in the haystack of a cold and terrible world. I wanted my mom.” - Melissa Albert
7. “There are many sadnesses in the hearts of men who are far away from their countries.” - Alexander McCall Smith
8. “Zoe rubbed her forehead and grimaced. “America is one toll booth after another. In Noshahr I could park anything in front of our compound, but not in free America. I tried to buy a goat to roast. I am not going to tell you the trouble that caused.” “You can’t roast goat in America?” “You can roast,” Zoe said, “but there are certain rules about goats. And it made the neighborhood children cry. The details are too tedious for the telephone.” - Michael Ben Zehabe
9. “His boredom was like a nostalgia for the whole world. He was homesick for everywhere but here.” - Christopher Isherwood
10. “But it wasn't the right season to lift off. Not yet. I sat in my apartment and looked out over the city, and I just didn't feel any passion to write about the place. I didn't give a damn about local politics; I wasn't moved by the issues. I missed home. And I was frustrated by people who actually thought the world was a centre and that centre was here. ‘The world's a sphere, everyone,’ I wanted to say. ‘The centre of a sphere doesn't lie on its surface. Look up the word 'superficial', when you have a chance.” - Mohsin Hamid
11. “You will find yourself wanting to leave and go home at the same time, and there is nothing you can do about this.” - Charlotte Eriksson
12. “In my own shire, if I was sadHomely comforters I had:The earth, because my heart was sore,Sorrowed for the son she bore;And standing hills, long to remain,Shared their short-lived comrade's pain.And bound for the same bourn as I,On every road I wandered by,Trod beside me, close and dear,The beautiful and death-struck year:Whether in the woodland brownI heard the beechnut rustle down,And saw the purple crocus paleFlower about the autumn dale;Or littering far the fields of MayLady-smocks a-bleaching lay,And like a skylit water stoodThe bluebells in the azured wood. Yonder, lightening other loads,The season range the country roads,But here in London streets I kenNo such helpmates, only men;And these are not in plight to bear,If they would, another's care.They have enough as 'tis: I seeIn many an eye that measures meThe mortal sickness of a mindToo unhappy to be kind.Undone with misery, all they canIs to hate their fellow man;And till they drop they needs must stillLook at you and wish you ill.” - AE Housman
13. “He got up and stalked out of the house, slamming the screen door.My mother explained.He has a gentle heart, she said. It is simply that he is homesick and such a large man.” - William Saroyan
14. “Very good,” she lied. Zoe had learned not to burden loved ones with God’s unwanted children. She had come to America with her gigantic hopes, intending to save money and rescue the sisters who had once rescued her. She wasn’t trying to save the world--just them.” - Michael Ben Zehabe
15. “She was right. The purebred girls were making mistakes on purpose, in order to give us an advantage. 'King me,' I growled, out of turn. 'I say king me!' and Felicity meekly complied. Beulah pretended not to mind when we got frustrated with the oblique, fussy movement from square to square and shredded the board to ribbons. I felt sorry for them. I wondered what it would be like to be bred in captivity, and always homesick for a dimly sensed forest, the trees you've never seen.” - Karen Russell
16. “The Germans are sentimental. Their word Heimweh. The English say homesick; the same in plain Swedish. Handsjuk. Leave it to the Germans to pull out, like some endless elastic belt of horrible sweetness, all that molasses woe.” - Cynthia Ozick
17. “I take a deep breath, at home and homesick all at the same time.” - Holly đen
18. “I had never seen this type of clock, carved from hardwood into the shape of our homeland (...) Some craftsman in exile had understood that this was exactly the timepiece his countrymen desired. We were displaced persons, but it was time more than space that defined us. While the distance to return to our lost country was far but finite, the number of years it would take to close that distance was potentially infinite. Thus, for displaced people, the first question was always about time: When can I return?Refugee, exile, immigrant — whatever species of displaced human we were, we did not simply live in two cultures, as celebrants of the great American melting pot imagined. Displaced people also lived in two time zones, the here and the there, the present and the past, being as we were reluctant time-travelers. But while science fiction imagined time-travelers as moving forwards and backwards in time, this timepiece demonstrated a different chronology. The open secret of the clock, naked for all to see, was that we were only going in circles” - Viet Thanh Nguyen
19. “and yet there was cement in her soul. It had been there for a while, an early morning disease of fatigue, a bleakness and borderlessness. It brought with it amorphous longings, shapeless desires, brief imaginary glints of other lives she could be living, that over the months melded into a piercing homesickness. She scoured Nigerian websites, Nigerian pro files on Facebook, Nigerian blogs, and each click brought yet another story of a young person who had recently moved back home, clothed in American or British degrees, to start an investment company, a music production business, a fashion label, a magazine, a fast-food franchise She looked at photographs of these men and women and felt the dull ache of loss, as though they had prised open her hand and taken some thing of hers. They were living her life.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
20. “I always pictured it a grand thing, the moment I would take off. Someone waving long after I was out of sight and some tune playing soft from somewhere I couldn’t see. I pictured it a clear line, some sort of sharp edge between before and after. But there is no such thing. You can take a U-turn where you’re walking on the pavement but people are just on their own ways home, and now you’re in their way. You keep walking against the tide and you think you’re doing something great but really you’re just pissing people off and when you finally get out on the open field where no directions exist, you find yourself lonely, not free, just a big, vast lonely world that surrounds you and you can go anywhere you please but suddenly you don’t want to go anywhere at all. You just want to go home. Back to your people.” - Charlotte Eriksson
21. “Oh Lord! Don't, don't start rhapsodising over that cod again, darling! I can't bear it and I know you are going to!" She laughed." You don't understand. It was because it was so typically English.” - Georgette Heyer
22. “Do nomads get homesick...” - Nanette L. Avery
23. “It didn't help, reminding herself that if she were back in Blackpool she'd spend the afternoon aching to be in London. It just made her feel that she'd never be happy anywhere.” - Nick Hornby
Away from home, we even more cherish the moments of being with our family in the short days of "jumping" to visit the countryside. Each of us understands more about the concerns, the love, the concerns of our parents ... I feel more sad when I see a silver hair on his head, feel more sad before a wrinkles on his face ... The crowded, urban life of this urban life like this hustle, the most peaceful place to stop, isn't it family?
So, you will, are and have reminded students that homesickness is just one of many challenges that we need to overcome. When we are over, we will all know that our family, our homeland, will always be with us, no matter where we go, where we go, how far away! To always remember: Family is the driving force for us to walk, also a home that always welcomes us every time we return...