Homesick

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

It's been about 18 months since I got in my mum's car, the last of my things from my little house boxed up in her boot, and drove away from the city where I had spent the previous four years. The whole process of moving whilst finishing up at uni was nothing short of hell, so a big part of me felt relieved as I left Sheffield that day.

Since moving to Lincoln last summer, I've tried so hard to settle. But the truth is, Sheffield is home to me. It was the city where I did all of my growing up. I'm pretty homesick.

I'm homesick for city life. For finding quirky vintage shops on every corner. For knowing there'll always be a bus home until midnight. For wandering through Tudor Square during the summer and finding documentary festivals, summer events and something different every week. I'm homesick for cute coffee shops providing a refreshing change from my standard Starbucks.

I'm homesick for being less than five minutes away from my best friends. For being a city which has beautiful parks and green spaces right on the doorsteps for lazy summer days.

I'm homesick for climbing the steps at the back of the train station for the gorgeous view of the city at the top... But my lungs almost exploding in the process. I'm homesick for the Yorkshire accent and random conversations with kind strangers at the bus stop, and it being a travesty to be served PG Tips instead of Yorkshire tea.

I'm homesick for seeing the Arts Tower from the edge of the city and how you can know the streets like the back of your hand, but there's always something new to discover.

I'm just homesick.

Love,
Sian xo

12 comments:

  1. Oh darling, it will always be your home, I've never been to Sheffield or Lincoln (sorry!) but I promise I'll come soon!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. Love you <3 We definitely need to sort something soon xo

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  2. I’m always here if you need someone to talk to. When I moved away from my family I was terribly home sick but I found keeping busy made a lot of time flow quickly!

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    1. Thank you sweetie <3 It's a horrible feeling. I can get super lonely at times but you're right, keeping busy is definitely the best way! xo

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  3. Awh what an emotional post, I’m sorry to you feel like this. I’ve never really got homesick but I haven’t moved out of home yet but I know some people get homesick on holidays and things like that. I love Lincoln - my boyfriend’s family live there and I adore going for a visit.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. It's a weird one tbh because I didn't spend my childhood in Sheffield, I just went to uni there but it just became home and I miss it so much! Ahh that's fab, we should go for coffee or something when you're here next! xo

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  4. Oh babe I'm always here for you if you need someone for a chat, I'm super sorry to hear you're feeling like this. I felt a similar way when I moved out of Liverpool, it was a place held close to my heart. Thank you for sharing such a personal open post babe, 🌸💜✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.alishavalerie.com | www.twitter.com/alishavalerie

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    1. Thank you lovely <3 It is hard to leave a place that you love so much - I never thought I'd feel so homesick! But keeping busy is helping :) Thank you for reading beautiful xo

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  5. I can totally relate, I especially felt this way actually when I moved out for uni. Sometimes things take time to adjust to - but also hopefully you'll get to go back to the city life someday soon!

    http://skylish.co.uk

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  6. This is so beautifully written! Feeling homesick is honestly the worst. I hope things improve for you, sending you hugs :)
    Charlotte | charlotteshares.co.uk

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