Blog Love – The Downside of Moving Away from Home

| January 17, 2014 | 12 Comments


Happy Friday everyone!

So I’ve officially decided to turn Friday’s into my Weekly Blog Love post days. I’ve just been finding it difficult to write 4 posts a week, and I want to make my blog all about quality and not so much quantity. That being said, I’m definitely going to take advantage of this weekend and get to work on my editorial calendar. I don’t what it is about the start of a new year, but I always feel way more motivated to get things done!

That being said, although most of you have probably been really busy this December for the holidays, it has been an interesting experience for myself and the HB to say the least. We knew that the holidays wouldn’t be easy after moving away from home, and even though we tried to make the best of it by going to the movies, ordering take out, and sleeping in til noon, it just wasn’t the same. To be honest, parts of it were downright sad. We’ve now been away from home for 6 months and we both just realized this is the longest we’ve been away from home our entire lives. The longest trip I’ve been on was 2 months when I volunteered in Africa, and when that time was up I was more than ready to go back home.

Being homesick has of course made me think about the future and what it might look like. We are definitely going to stay in Toronto for at least a year and see how it goes, but lately when I think about putting down roots and starting a family, I can’t see us staying here for good. I know that I can’t predict or control the future, but at this very moment I can only see us staying here for a few more years then moving back to Vancouver. I guess only time will tell.

Alrighty, enough homesick talk, let’s get to this week’s blog love!

Imbalance & Lifestyle Inflation by Budget and the Beach

Make Money With Languages by Make Money Your Way

Giving Wisely by Midlife Finance

Passive Income Ideas by Suburban Finance

Have a great weekend everybody!

Category: Blog Love, Blogging

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  1. Thanks for the mention! I totally hear you on the homesick thing- hubby and I lived about 15 hours away from our families for three years, and at the end of the three years we were really ready to move back. We don’t regret the experience, though.

  2. Meghan says:

    I feel the same way about Denver and it’s been 6 months for me too. I’m here for work and am on the verge of a promotion that could actually get me back home, but if that doesn’t work out, I think I have decided to find a way back soon anyway.

  3. Michelle says:

    It is so important to leave home from time to time. It’s a great way to realize what you appreciate and miss from home. I’m actually from Denver so I’m hoping that Meghan will stay through spring-winter doesn’t do it justice! Then, go home :)

    I’m finding that I’ve been itching to go away so that I can explore the world and see new things. During that time I will miss my home-I always do. But, if I stay I will feel trapped and focus on all the things that annoy me about my hometown. It’s easy to forget or take for granted what makes home-home when you never leave.
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    • So true. I’ve learned so much in these past 6 months away from home and I’ve definitely grown as a person. But it definitely has made me realize all the great things about Vancouver that I took for granted.

  4. I think when you leave “home” you find yourself thinking on of two things: one is like you, where you start to feel homesick and appreciate where you grew up and start to see yourself living there permanently. The second is how I felt which is “thank god I left!!!!” I think you just know when you know. Plus I think Vancouver is just awesome so… :) Thanks for the link love!
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  5. I hate to hear that you are homesick, but I like your idea off limiting the number of posts per week to focus on quality. I’ve actually done the same, keep up the good work.
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    • Thanks! Ya, I think my homesickness also has to do with the cold weather here. I just never want to leave the house, but if I don’t leave the house I won’t ever see people, thus making me homesick for family and mlld weather.

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