I'm Always Homesick, But It's Not Always Of The Same Place

I'm Always Homesick, But It's Not Always Of The Same Place

Home, home, home, wherever you are.

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San Francisco. Mexico City. Pomona. Toluca. Phoenix.

Repeat.

I'm constantly homesick.

However, each time it's a different place. It's of different people. It's of different memories.

I have been fortunate to create great memories with even greater people in these places.

These places have watched me grow and with my time in them have helped shape me into the person I am now.

There's this quote by Azar Nafisi that says, "You get a strange feeling when you leave a place. like you'll not only miss the people you love, but you miss the person you are at this time and place because you'll never be this way ever again."

I always stop and reflect on that quote when I'm about to leave a place again.

San Francisco, I have been there three times and will never be able to fall out of love with it.

Mexico City has given me some of the best adventures and has helped me appreciate the Chilango culture a bit more than most people.

Pomona, I miss you the most. You helped me the most to become the person I am today. You roughed me up and taught me to love everything and everyone around me. For reminding me that my biggest support group will always be back home. I thank you for all you have done for me and for allowing me to call you home.

Toluca, I will always be proud of you. You have taught me to appreciate my family and the little pueblo where my dad is from. You also saw a terrified teenage girl drive for the first time. Thank you for treating me so amazing.

Phoenix, you're my new home. Even though I'm away from you for only a small amount of time at times, I miss the person I am when I'm in you. I miss being independent and actually being a GROWN UP. You're helping me mature and helping me achieve my dreams.

While I might miss all of you at different parts in my life, even different parts of my week because I'm always missing one of you, you have all shaped me into who I am today and I'm forever proud of that.

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I'm Not 'Spoiled,' I Just Won't Apologize For Having Great Parents

Having supportive parents is one of the best things that ever happened to me.

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When I tell people that I am the baby of my family, there is always a follow-up question asking if I am spoiled. As I was a child, perhaps the situation was a little different because I did not receive material things but instead got my way or rarely was punished. I was most likely spoiled rotten in that sense, especially by my grandparents. Fast forward to the age of 19 and I can say that my parents give me everything that I need, not necessarily everything that I want.

But I still don't think I'm spoiled.

I might legally be an adult, but my parents still provide for me. I may live at school during the semester, but my parents don't charge me rent or utilities when I am at home. My mom still does my laundry. They pay my phone bill monthly. When my mom goes grocery shopping, she doesn't have me chip in to help. She will make sure the bathroom is stocked with tampons or shampoo so I don't have to worry about it. The both of them make sure I have the sufficient needs to not be hungry, cold, or without shelter.

They do all of these things because they want what is best for me.

While they pay my student loans, I give them money to cover it as well as a little extra each month for different expenses. If we go out to eat, I do offer to pay but often get shut down and end up leaving the tip instead. I help around the house and sometimes make trips to the store for food or cleaning supplies, not asking for money to be paid back.

I have a job that gives me decent hours, but my parents understand that money for a college kid is tough.

I pay for my own luxuries such as makeup, cute clothes, even to get my hair cut. Spoiled is typically defined as "damaged by having been given everything they want." Do I want another dog? Yes. Do I have one? No. Do I want a swimming pool in my backyard? Yes. Do I have one? Again, no. That is because both my mother and father still believe in working for what you want and even their daughter doesn't get a free pass unless it's her birthday or Christmas. Do I still have everything I could ever need? Yes.

My parents do the exact same thing for my brother and sister who are older than I am.

I know if I have a problem, whether it be financial or crucial, I can turn to them for help. A lot of people my age don't have parents like I do and I am extremely grateful for them and everything that they do. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

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If You Learn Anything From Toddlers, Let It Be These 10 Things

Ask permission later.

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Toddlers are absolutely reckless but their chaos has taught me some valuable things. My family is big to say the least. I may be an only child but I'm surrounded by cousins I consider siblings and their kids have such a special place in my heart. Even before they could speak, they taught me some of the most valuable things. I guess it's true that actions speak louder than words.

1. Laughter is the purest form of happiness.

I don't know about you, but the toddlers in my life are full of laughter. Everything is funny to them, even their own laughter.

2. Live like nobody is watching.

If their favorite song comes out, they dance even if they are walking on the street. They live their lives and they dont care if people dance with them or critique their steps.

3. Sometimes, people need hugs

Toddlers are super adorable and when they run up to you simply to hug you and say your name, that feeling of stress seems to fade, even if its just for a split second

4. You are never too old to play with toys.

We grow up and suddenly forget about toys and playing around, but toys are meant for all ages

5. Tea parties are a must.

Tea parties are absolutely amazing. You get to dress up, paint your nails, and drink some delicious tea, what's not to love.

6. Overcome your fears.

Imagine being a new human in this world with either less or a little more than 1000 days on this planet and figuring things out.

7. A piece of chocolate is good for the soul.

No matter the hourI am not a huge sweets fan but you bet my ass that if a toddler hands me chocolate, I am taking it. Weirdly, they always sense when I need it most

8. Take a break.

Toddlers are super active and constantly moving around, but once they are worn out, they take a break and go to bed.

9. Love others.

Toddlers become pretty close to you if you let them and they are extremely loving

10. Ask permission later.

Toddlers do as they want and when they want. They would rather have a good time now and then get in trouble for having already experienced it

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