I never thought moving away from a host family could make you feel somewhat homesick. Not in the sense where it has to do to with anything back home. But, feeling homesick because I knew I was not going to be able to live the same lifestyle ever again. I mean of course I can always visit, but it's not the same.
From November to March, I moved to a very small city called Tjæreborg. It had a population of around 2,000 people and there was literally one store to grocery shop. Other than that, it really didn't have much to offer. In total honesty, this place will be that city that I will remember as home. Here, I've met people who I'd probably consider to be my "best friends". I had a friend who made me feel as if I was in a Taylor Swift music video, simply because he lived in front of my house. And his house had a lot of windows just as mine did. So bam, just like that one music video from "you belong with me." Lol jk, he was just a good nice friend, NOT A CRUSH. This city was where I took the train to go to school. The community was very small, and so serene I LOVE IT! Plus it had woods, I could be able to walk in. Not something I'd do back home!
Now, my host family. I really don't know how to explain my bond with them. My host dad was a an exchange student to Mexico. So he knows the struggles of being an exchange. My host dad wasn't an ordinary man. He was one who who think outside of the book, and go for something people wouldn't think of. He was something else, literally. He told me many stories and one being my favorite was how he used to wear a robe in public. He was so much into those nerdy, geeky movies like Star Wars, Start Strek, Lord of the Rings ect. My host mom was vey sweet and funny, she was like my teen Mexican host mother. Then, I had two very cute younger host sisters. I've learned many things from them, and like I said before, moving away from them was quite upsetting.
Since I've never seen the Lord of the Rings, I watched it for the very first time with them, and since then I started to enjoy watching those geeky movies as. On my last day with them they gave me a really corny present. It was so cute. They gave me a poem, and then a necklace with a ring which would let me know that the Lord of the Rings was one of our things. The poem was also very cute, and at the end my host dad added his motto do what the purpose of life was. My host parents, played the parenting act very well, they took so much care of me, and showed me that I was one of their own, but just as they played a parent role, they also played a very good friend role.
Now, as I left. I really hope to create a similar bond with my new host family. By far they are really sweet and I am looking so much forward to starting a new lifestyle with them.
And to my future outbounds that are reading this, I really hope that throughtout your exchange you get to have a host family that you deeply love! It's one of the greatest feelings to be feeling like home with people who aren't your blood. This lets you know that in this world there are so many people who are willing to give a hand, and want to be a major part of your exchange. I am very grateful for the time I had with them.