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I'm going back to England either in October or November, just for a week or 10 days. Will be great to see my friends again :yes: Even so, I can't get excited about it...dunno why. I still call England home, but I call here home too, I guess as the UK's not really my home anymore I feel like I'm a bit of a displaced person. Hubbub isn't coming with me this time, and I don't know if that would make a difference really. I guess I'm thinking I'll either feel like a stranger in a strange land or the trip might kick off feelings of homesickness.

Been lucky with that so far, had the odd day of it ,but nothing too bad..Miss friends of course, miss aspects of my life back in the UK, but have settled in here rather well considering how different rural Idaho is from London. Hubbub's been brill :yes: , we talked a hell of a lot about my moving over before it happened, we were ready ( if you ever can be ) for the adjustment to be rough, it hasn't been !! I've been fortunate enough to have made a couple of friends of my own here, we've done stuff ( hubbub and I ) that I'd never have been able to do back home, love where we live, family here been fab, hubbub wonderful (L) , just need to get a job , and that'll happen sooner or later . So why am I anxious about going back to the UK ? It's not like it's a one way trip, or like before ,when I didn't know when I'd be able to come back here again....I wish I didn't think so much !! :whistle:

Kim

ps...sorry this makes little or no sense...sometimes that's as good as it gets ;)

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I'm going back to England either in October or November, just for a week or 10 days. Will be great to see my friends again :yes: Even so, I can't get excited about it...dunno why. I still call England home, but I call here home too, I guess as the UK's not really my home anymore I feel like I'm a bit of a displaced person. Hubbub isn't coming with me this time, and I don't know if that would make a difference really. I guess I'm thinking I'll either feel like a stranger in a strange land or the trip might kick off feelings of homesickness.

Been lucky with that so far, had the odd day of it ,but nothing too bad..Miss friends of course, miss aspects of my life back in the UK, but have settled in here rather well considering how different rural Idaho is from London. Hubbub's been brill :yes: , we talked a hell of a lot about my moving over before it happened, we were ready ( if you ever can be ) for the adjustment to be rough, it hasn't been !! I've been fortunate enough to have made a couple of friends of my own here, we've done stuff ( hubbub and I ) that I'd never have been able to do back home, love where we live, family here been fab, hubbub wonderful (L) , just need to get a job , and that'll happen sooner or later . So why am I anxious about going back to the UK ? It's not like it's a one way trip, or like before ,when I didn't know when I'd be able to come back here again....I wish I didn't think so much !! :whistle:

Kim

ps...sorry this makes little or no sense...sometimes that's as good as it gets ;)

:D

glad to see that you are doing well. me wife had very similar feeling s when she went back "home" to mexico in march. have a great time!

Daniel

:energetic:

p.s. you made purrfect sense. :yes:

Edited by AnaAndDaniel

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It makes perfect sense to me. I'm from the U.S. but after living in Canada for four years, I feel more at home there now. It's not so exciting to be here in the U.S. and if we could do it all over again, hubby and I wouldn't even bother moving to America. I'm sure you'll still have fun though, seeing friends and family.

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I'm going back to England either in October or November, just for a week or 10 days. Will be great to see my friends again :yes: Even so, I can't get excited about it...dunno why. I still call England home, but I call here home too, I guess as the UK's not really my home anymore I feel like I'm a bit of a displaced person. Hubbub isn't coming with me this time, and I don't know if that would make a difference really. I guess I'm thinking I'll either feel like a stranger in a strange land or the trip might kick off feelings of homesickness.

Been lucky with that so far, had the odd day of it ,but nothing too bad..Miss friends of course, miss aspects of my life back in the UK, but have settled in here rather well considering how different rural Idaho is from London. Hubbub's been brill :yes: , we talked a hell of a lot about my moving over before it happened, we were ready ( if you ever can be ) for the adjustment to be rough, it hasn't been !! I've been fortunate enough to have made a couple of friends of my own here, we've done stuff ( hubbub and I ) that I'd never have been able to do back home, love where we live, family here been fab, hubbub wonderful (L) , just need to get a job , and that'll happen sooner or later . So why am I anxious about going back to the UK ? It's not like it's a one way trip, or like before ,when I didn't know when I'd be able to come back here again....I wish I didn't think so much !! :whistle:

Kim

ps...sorry this makes little or no sense...sometimes that's as good as it gets ;)

Aw...you'll probably get more excited as it gets closer to the date.

If it doesn't - I'd be happy to take the ticket off your hands. Just mail it on over. :lol:

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Emotions change from day to day during this whole immigration process.

I'm sure you will start getting excited as the day gets closer. Enjoy the time with your friends, and know you will return to the arms of your husband.

Have a great time!!!!

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I'm going back to England either in October or November, just for a week or 10 days. Will be great to see my friends again :yes: Even so, I can't get excited about it...dunno why. I still call England home, but I call here home too, I guess as the UK's not really my home anymore I feel like I'm a bit of a displaced person. Hubbub isn't coming with me this time, and I don't know if that would make a difference really. I guess I'm thinking I'll either feel like a stranger in a strange land or the trip might kick off feelings of homesickness.

Been lucky with that so far, had the odd day of it ,but nothing too bad..Miss friends of course, miss aspects of my life back in the UK, but have settled in here rather well considering how different rural Idaho is from London. Hubbub's been brill :yes: , we talked a hell of a lot about my moving over before it happened, we were ready ( if you ever can be ) for the adjustment to be rough, it hasn't been !! I've been fortunate enough to have made a couple of friends of my own here, we've done stuff ( hubbub and I ) that I'd never have been able to do back home, love where we live, family here been fab, hubbub wonderful (L) , just need to get a job , and that'll happen sooner or later . So why am I anxious about going back to the UK ? It's not like it's a one way trip, or like before ,when I didn't know when I'd be able to come back here again....I wish I didn't think so much !! :whistle:

Kim

ps...sorry this makes little or no sense...sometimes that's as good as it gets ;)

Welcome to the world of living in two different places, lol....when I'm in England, I'm all 'America this, America that' and when I'm here, I'm all 'England this, England that' I'm sure it's gotten old to all of my friends in both places, but if we're having a discussion, it inevitably finds its way in cos it's part of me just relaying my experiences.

And you're always missing someone....lol, if it's not my boo, it's my parents...or friends on either side. The convos with my friends always go like this no matter who or where I'm calling:

Me: how's it going over there?

Anyone: Great, when you coming back?

GRRRRR!

Have fun back 'home' Angelica!

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Hi Kim,

I can completely relate to what you're feeling. I moved here in March 2005 and in Nov. 2005 we travelled back to Canada to visit for several days.

I'm not sure why but I became a complete nightmare about a month before we were scheduled to go. (My poor husband) In my case I think I felt that I still hadn't gotten completely settled here yet. We had to re-settle together (my husband had immigrated to Canada for me, then I returned the favor :blush: ) so we were staying with my in-laws. The very thought of going 'home' and having to explain our living situation and the fact that yes I had a job but it was considerably more junior than my previous positions made me completely miserable.

And you bring up a good point. Sometimes on the phone and in emails friends would say 'when are you coming home?' almost as if my new life was 'temporary'.

I'm happy to say that now that our living arrangments have changed and I got a promotion, I'm feeling much more settled. The first trip back is over and yes it did dredge up some feelings of homesickness. On the other hand though I was able to do some shopping for things that I can't normally buy here so it was fun to stock up.

Enjoy your trip!

Julie

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Hi Kim,

Don't worry, I'm feeling the same way. I fly back November 30th for a week and every day have an argument with myself whether I want to go or not.

I hate the hussle n bustle of England, the expense and a majority of the people. I like my quiet rural life now and know I'm going to miss hubby and the animals. I wish I could just go back for a day, say hi to everyone then leave!

When I left in March it was all in a rush so there were no long goodbyes, but the goodbyes were still tearful and I hate getting upset and know I'm going to have to do it all again.

Hubby & I are going over in May for 2 weeks and I'm looking forward to that more.

Try not to think about it too much til nearer the time, get it in your head that it's a holiday - that's what I'm trying to do!

Good luck

Helen

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