Am I the only person in the world who feels little to no connection to my home town?
I’ve been living on my own mostly since I was 18, now 24 and other than realizing 3 months into a 7 month winter (thanks Pennsylvania) that I get severely depressed when I have no sun, I have never been homesick.
I’ve missed parts of home, the food, my mom on occasion (she raised us very independently so its not unusual for us to live our own lives without speaking for a bit), and knowing all the roads and shortcuts.
However, on this recent trip back after a year abroad, I found myself pulling my hair out to leave a week into a 4 week visit. It wasn’t anyone or anything that put me off being there, but more of a “been here, done this” feeling.
I left. I left when I went off to college, I left when I got married and moved to CA and now that we live in Oki I’m as far away as I can get without coming back. So returning for any amount of time feels like going backwards. I feel like I’m wearing a shoe that no longer fits.
Chris misses home, which I suppose is the by product of being away since 18 with no option to return for visits or living for a bit (military). And I try to get as fired up about going back as he is, but it never works.
This visit was more for Chris and Salem than it was for me, and everyone I mentioned to that I wouldn’t want to come back to live looked at me like I was kicking dirt in their face.
There’s a world out there. An entire planet with different types of beauty and people and language and food and, DEAR GOD, there’s only so much to do in one town.
So I ask again, am I the only one who doesn’t care one way or another for my home town?
Anonymous asked: cats
- Lying cat from Saga
- Cat from Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Cat from Sabrina the Teenage Witch
- Rumpleteazer and Mungojerry from Cats the Musical
- Nala from The Lion King
I’m stealing this because I think its an important list to know about someone!
1.Salem - Sabrina the Teenage Witch
2. Jiji - Kiki’s Delivery Service
3. Sassy - Homeward Bound
4. Thackery Binx - Hocus Pocus
5. Somber Kitty - Maybird Series