📌Ancona, Italy 🇮🇹 Home 🥰
We get #homesick because there are things that we #love . It's the byproduct of the #strenght of our attachment. If there were nothing in the #world we were attached to, then we wouldn't miss them when we're away.
It stems from our instinctive need for love, #protection and #security (feelings and qualities usually associated with #home )
When these qualities aren't present in a new environment, we begin to long for them, and hence home.
You're not literally just missing your house. You're missing what's normal, what is #routine , the larger sense of social space, because those are the things that help us survive.
Some people feel something's terribly wrong. But it's normal and adaptive to feel homesick for some period of time. It's just your emotions and mind telling you you're out of your element. That homesickness is a spontaneous emotion.
Sometimes I told myself that proximity determined the strength of a bond between two people, and distance diminished this bond. It certainly can, but not always or even usually.
I wrongly believed that I was losing the people I cared about most because I had physically, geographically, removed myself from their lives.
I’ve learned this isn’t true by default.
My people will remain my people because they are my people, not because of place or geography. The distance between myself and loved ones doesn’t exactly feel good all the time, but I remind myself that those who matter aren’t going anywhere, even if they take a backseat momentarily.
For me, #homesickness evolved from a nostalgic, weighty #burden into a source of #gratitude and comfort. I’ve maintained my confidence and independence, there’s no longer any overlap between these things and feeling homesick.
I miss home every single day. I miss the people and places I used to wake up to every day, the era I once took for granted. I’ve learned to accept this as a new direction of growth for myself, rather than a malady to expunge.
Being abroad and missing home provides perspective and comfort while still granting all the latitude of adventure. #italy #ancona #casa #madeinitalytraveler #memories #station #travel #traveler #comfortzone #travelgram