So, a few days ago, I had this revelation about home. I was feeling sad, and I couldn’t figure out why because I didn’t really feel homesick, but I couldn’t put it into words. Until I came up with the word “peoplesick”. You see, I’ve been living in a dorm with 11 other girls for the past 6 months, and these people have truly become like family, and I have felt comfort (like you would at home) with them. I moved to Australia 6 months ago without knowing anyone, and at first I didn’t know how to feel about living in a 12 girl dorm. But, a few months later, I realized that these girls had become my home here in Australia. But, here’s where the “peoplesick” part comes in.. A few weeks ago, our school graduated, and everyone had to go back home. And, that took away all the comforts I had built here in Australia (yes, I am still here). I’m still living in the same place, but I am starting a new school, with different people. And, I kept feeling homesick (even though I’m in the same place). And, that’s when I came up with “peoplesick” because even though I am still living in the same place, all the people I have come to trust and find comfort in have gone home, and I am left with this empty feeling. So, here’s a poem I wrote to describe this empty feeling:
Hello again Trust issues Welcome back
People come People go That’s life
It’s difficult To restart Every time
But occasionally With time People stay
Good things Take time And effort
Never let Some people Steal joy
Always continue Building trust With them
Those people Will stay Through everything
They will Be there Breaking walls
“People sick” Equals progress And growth
Continue growing And building With them
People leave People stay God remains
Thanks for reading! I hope this post helped you realize that sometimes homesickness isn’t missing a place, but rather missing the people that gave you comfort and love. And, when you feel “peoplesick”, it’s actually a good sign because it means that those people have made an impact on you, and they will probably be in your heart & ife for a while.
A acceptance authority abundant affection B belonging C character confidence communication D dignity doing E endless F familiar feeling freedom G giving H hope healing heart help I identity intimate J just joy K knowing knowledge L learning M morality N new nice needed O open P peace perfect presence protection provision performance presence powerful Q quiet quality qualifying R respect responsibilities S safety security T taking trust U understanding unconditional V value vulnerable W whole worth X* (comment below if you know a loving word that starts with X) Y* (comment below if you know a loving word that starts with Y) Z* (comment below if you know a loving word that starts with Z)
It’s an alphabet-long process, but when you find your true identity & worth, you will be able to receive & give true love in the best way possible.
When I started this blog, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. But now, I love writing, and I love the community that comes with it. I also didn’t realize people would actually read my blog, let alone like it enough to nominate me for awards (I know these awards are not mandatory, so when I get nominated I always take the time to do it because I feel so grateful, and I want to keep the award train moving forward). So, thank you Emma & Nathan’s Travels. I really appreciate the nomination!
Although a blogger doesn’t really need to participate in any award nominations, I don’t mind as it gives me a chance to show my appreciation to other bloggers. Plus, it’s free exposure should you wish to participate. Now, for the rules:
Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc.)
My answers to Emma & Nathan’s Travels Questions:
1- What is your favourite destination so far and why?
That’s a difficult question; there’s always one thing I love from every destination. But, if I had to choose, I would say: Belize (mostly because I went off the grid, with no connection for a week, and it felt great, and was very refreshing and relaxing). And, also because it’s a beautiful country that not enough people know about!
2- Why did you start, and why do you continue blogging?
I started blogging while I was living in the small town of Jasper, Alberta, Canada (for 6 months). I was working and living on site at a lodge in the middle of the highway/woods, with not much to do around (except for hiking, and thinking). And, I started thinking a lot about my purpose, which made me feel very insignificant. So, one day I decided it would be a good idea to start a blog (it always seemed interesting to me, and now I had time). At the time, the blog was a way to just write and share my thoughts to see if anyone else could relate. My first posts were not at all about traveling or inspirational, but I continued blogging because I started enjoying it (I never realized how much I actually liked writing, it seemed so boring in school). Now, it was actually fun! I continue blogging today because I love writing about my adventures, and sharing them with others. I love traveling and I want to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone and travel as well. I also love reading and following other blogs. And, I love the small community I’ve formed, that follows my blog and adventures.
3- Is your blog as successful as it you’d hoped, or is it still a working progress?
Definitely still a work in progress. But, then again, I don’t really know how successful I planned for it to be. I started it on a whim, so I didn’t really think about the “success”. I just kinda liked having a place to write, where other people could read it, and hopefully get inspired. So, in that way, I guess you could say that it’s more successful now, than I originally thought because more people are reading my blog.
4- Upload your favourite photo from your blog and describe why.
I like this photo because it was one of my first pictures I posted on this blog. And, it was taken at the same time than when I started this blog. And, it depicts what I was feeling when I started this blog (small and insignificant). In a way, it’s my reminder of how far I’ve come (which I think is what the post with this pictures was about…).
5- Describe something about yourself that isn’t mentioned in your blogs.
My dream job is to become a flight attendant. It’s been my dream ever since I can remember (since I was 4 or 5 years old). I’ve always found it interesting and exciting. And, now I that I’ve traveled abroad more and learned more languages, I realize that it still really is my ultimate dream job.
6/7- How do you manage your time when it comes to blogging? Do you write posts and schedule them for publication or do you write as you go?
It depends. I don’t have a blogging schedule (I can post up to 10 times in a month, and then go a whole month without posting). If I have a lot of inspiration (and time), I will write a bunch of posts, and schedule them. But, if I’m busy, and only get inspired on the spot (like with this post), I will write and post it on the spot because I don’t want to forget (and it doesn’t deserve to be scheduled), so I write and post it as soon as possible.
-Said: No one ever! More like: “I regret Not traveling.”
I can’t think of one reason why you shouldn’t Step Out of your Comfort Zone and Travel!
Think about it; there are Millions of reasons why you should travel and there might be a Few (Very few) reasons you tell yourself, you don’t want to travel.
How-ever you weigh it, the reasons you should, faroutweigh the reasons you shouldn’t.
Reasons you SHOULD travel:
…because you know the next adventure ahead of you is going to be AMAZING!
Reasons you shouldn’t travel:
I seriously can’t think of any because whatever I think of, gets out-weighed by the reasons you should…
For example: If your scared, you should travel to get over your fear, and if it’s about money, you should travel to become rich in knowledge and experience.
Those are more important than being scared and rich with money.
So, Get out there & Conquer your fear while living an amazing adventure!
Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to get out there and explore the world!