After talking with a lot of my high school friends, I have realized that the majority of us are not homesick. Yet all of us were told that we would be.
Some of us were very nervous about going away as this was the first time many of us were going away. Some of us went far away while others stayed in the same state not even 30 miles away. Each place was chosen because it was going to get us where we needed to be and it felt like home. Not a home away from home but a true home; A place where you would always remember as home.
But all of us were expecting to have a bit of homesickness, but most of us have found that we don't. In fact, many of us don't even think about going home until a break comes. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that everyone is busy and can't find the time to be homesick.
Another reason is because a lot of us feel happy with the life we created at school. We don't want to go back to the one we left behind until we are confident that we have changed for the better. The majority of us have friends and clubs that we are in and can't just pick up and leave.
Some of us have found that instead of going home, we are leaving home. It almost feels like the stress of going on a vacation instead of going home.
It is likely that some are not homesick is the technology that we have. Our phones are in the palm of our hands and we have apps that allow video calls at all hours for free. We can call our friends and our family wneh it is convenient and private for us instead of the old payphone in the hall. We can call whenever and wherever we want and there isn't any awkward moments asking if anybody knows who the caller is asking for.
We are so busy that we don't have time to even think of home. Home is where we are now and what we are doing this weekend after class, not where mom and dad live. We are so busy that we can't even focus on what happing this weekend let alone what's happening in ten minutes.
I'm sure we have had our moments crying on the phone to mom and dad, saying that we were homesick, but overall one good cry is actually beneficial. It adds to the reasons we need to create a home. We can't all live with my mom and dad forever. We need to create our own life away from the parental units.
I think that I will enjoy going home for a few days but any longer then that will be to long - I believe I will want to get home and back to the life I have created at school. I predict that anytime I go and visit my parents will be a good time and a needed vacation but it won't be a "homecoming" for me anymore.