how to deal with being homesick?

The flight is in ten days. I have less than two weeks to pack everything and say goodbye to Estonia for a while. Half the time I’m thinking about all the amazing things I can see and do in Brussels, but the other half I’m thinking about things I will miss as soon as I have left. I will miss the long conversations at home about random things, spilling everything to parents as soon as I get home from work or sitting up until 3am with my sister just because we have too much to say and discuss.

I will miss seeing the seaside every day when I go to work or just to meet up with friends. I will miss seeing the sea change every day, creating a whole new Tallinn every time.

I will miss the nature, light nights of northern countries and seeing the sun go down and rising almost immediately again during summertime. I will miss going out with my parents to take photos of everything and anything we see on the way and jokingly competing for  best shots when photographing the same places.

I will miss too many things to list them here, or at least I think I will. It will take some time to figure out what I will miss the most abroad and how to cope with it so it doesn’t take away the joy of being on my own in a foreign country. I know a lot of people have gone abroad for a longer time, so I would like to hear something from you.

What did you miss the most about home when moving abroad? What did you do to deal with being homesick? And at the end of your time abroad, what were the things you wish you had done during your time there?

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8 thoughts on “how to deal with being homesick?

  1. ma kahtlustan küll, et see vist mingi eesti värk.

    ahjaa ning internetipank ja suurem osa teisi asju, mida Eestis interneti kaudu ajada saab. Well, vähemalt Saksamaal oldi selles mõttes veel kiviajas 🙂

    • Ega ma Belgiast ka midagi väga palju paremat ei oota, eesti netipangandus ja neti kaudu riigiga suhtlemine jne teeb suurele osale välismaast ikka silmad ette. Aga v-b jätangi oma eesti kaardid alles ja ei hakka seal pangaga tegelema.

  2. see pangaarve avamine on suht tüütu välismaal küll. lihtsam on sularahaga arveldamine ilmselt. Saksamaal nt pidi iga kuu käima pangas väljavõtet välja trükkimas, muidu nad oleksid selle sulle ise saatnud ja selle eest kuskil 5 eurot nõudnud. ja muidugi see, et kaardi sai üldse kätte kuskil kuu pärast arve avamist 🙂

  3. Ma pole veel ära kolinudki, aga UK paberimajanduse süsteem ja kõigeks vajalik (pangaarve avamine, SIM-kaardi (!!!!) ostmine jms) viimase kolme kuu kommunaalarvete kogum on mind juba nii endast välja ajanud 😀

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