Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Switch

I knew it would happen. I just didn’t know when.

As you may have noticed in my recent postings, I missed home a little too much, in fact I couldn’t stop dreaming about it. I really really missed home. All the strange environments I wake up to every day morning, always different and strange, sometimes clean, sometimes dirty or smelly, even worse buggy. The thought of home grew stronger and stronger, and I am nowhere near it. It was getting too much, and I knew I had to stop, but I didn’t know how.

I was so homesick that I couldn’t even make up my mind as to what to do for the next few months. Should we stay in South America, or perhaps go to another part of world, or settle down somewhere for a while? I couldn’t decide because what I wanted was a home. I began to feel like a baby who can’t take its mind off the unreachable cookie jar.

Then I sat myself down, and asked myself what does it take to stop obsessing about home. I don’t know about your conscious, but mine isn’t always available when I call. Eventually it came to me. Somewhere along the way, I forgot to look at what we have and simply appreciate them. We are having a once-in-a-life time and doing the things that we have been dreamt to do for ages.

So I switched myself back on, re-appreciating my two sets of clothes and Casa. And you know what, my home sickness is gone. Just like that. Now more than ever, I am looking forward to explore more of South America in the coming few months with Q, Casa, and everything else we have with us.

Speaking of which, you may wonder where Q was in this whole picture. Well, he was the silent supporter. Don´t we all love one. I love mine.

Happy New Year, Everyone! Enjoy your home for us. :)(:

(Photos from our Christmas celebration with friends in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Muchas gracias, Gaby, Ber y la familia!)



mhoey said...

Great writing Shu. U guys are not going home. U will look back some time in the future and wish u were back. I always have it like that. Now crying, 5 minutes after laughter in great company. Remember we have an asado to do when we meet again up north. Give my best to Q. Look forward to see you both. Salute from Santiago de Chile ;oP Miss u guys - Hugs mhoey

Anonymous said...

Wow Shu, you are so right, grab the opportunity you are doing a loads of people dream! I honestly think we can meet up soon, maybe in one of your stages, maybe in your next country. Today is my first day of having all the time in the world... so thinking. And your philosophy of the switch has made me see everything a lot clearer. Miss you and love you and think of your wonderful adventure from Barcelona!!!