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 forĀ  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?