On Homesickness

As every American knows,yesterday was Thanksgiving. Or in other words, the time of year when I go home from college to see all my family and eat copious amounts of food. However, because I’m roughly 5,000 miles away this year, it was my first Thanksgiving ever away from my family.

I thought for sure this would be the day my homesickness would kick in. But fortunately, I was wrong. My housemates and I had our own makeshift thanksgiving. I spent the day peeling potatoes and baking pies and everyone really came together to make the meal magnificent.

Things I’m thankful for: Pie and pie and food and food and having our whole “family” together. All pictures courtesy of the beautiful Joowon Oh.

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So, my advice to anyone studying abroad: feeling homesick is normal and should be expected, but surround yourself with good food and good people and the rest will fall into place. Happy Thanksgiving!

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