When you’re away from home, what person, thing, or place do you miss the most?
I don’t miss home at all. Is that bad? LOL. Well, I spend most of the year at home so when I’m traveling, I just don’t miss it. I always dread the day that I need to go back home. Even when I was travelling for almost a month back in Nov to Dec 2018, I didn’t even miss home. I even contemplated on throwing away my return ticket and just stay on the island forever. LOL. But that’s just wishful thinking.
I even lived away from my family for 5 years. I moved to Baguio in 2009 and lived there until 2014. In the beginning, I said I would go home at least once a month, but it didn’t take too long before I stopped doing this. I like living by myself. I like the independence that comes with it, as well as the privacy. LOL. You know what I mean. If it were up to me, I would go back to living by myself – well not in this pandemic – maybe after. LOL. It’s just not possible for me at the moment because I need to stay with my mother since she has retired.
Don’t get me wrong though, now that we are in the middle of a pandemic, I am thankful that I am not living by myself. I think I would have gone crazy had that been the case. Honestly though, even if I live with my mother and brother, I spend most of my time alone anyway. I am just in my room most of the time, either working or watching something on my laptop or doing some hobby. I guess it is nice to know that there are other people in the house to talk to.
So yeah, I don’t miss home when I’m away.
Inspired by this ebook, “365 Days of Writing Prompts” posted here.