1. What makes you homesick?
One thing that will make me homesick is when I go ‘home’ home (my parents place) for an extended period of time, such as Christmas break, have a good time with my friends and then have to leave. For the first couple of days I get really homesick. Now I get homesick when I move from one place to another and don’t live with the same people. That makes me homesick because I miss the people I lived with. Sometimes I think I grow too attached to people.
2. Where is “home” for you? Is it where you are living now, or somewhere else (ie: Mom & Dad’s house, particular state/city)?
For the five years I was at university I moved every 4 months, since I was in the co-op program (meaning I worked for 4 months and went to school for 4 months etc.) but only one of those places felt like a home because I kept on coming back to it after my 4 month work terms. Right now when I think of home I think of my parents place. I will probably always think of it as home until I buy my own place.
3. What makes it home for you? People? Things?
Mostly the people. I still have a bunch of friends who live where I grew up so it reminds me a my younger years.
4. Where is the furthest you’ve been from home, miles-wise?
The furthest I ever lived away from home (for an extended amount of time) would be Kingston, Ontario. About a four hour drive from my parents place, so around 400 to 500 kilometers (I’m doing it in metric…damn you imperialistic bastards!!!). The furthest I’ve been away from home would be Europe, more specifically Kleinmachnow (a tiny suburb of East Berlin). I don’t know how many miles or kilometers away it is. All I know is I had to fly in a plane to get there and that is far enough for me.
5. What are your plans for this weekend?
More than likely doing nothing. I might go out and do some vinyl shopping on Saturday. Hit all of the thrift shops in the area and see if I can scrounge up some good deals. The rest of the weekend I will probably just chill. Maybe watch a couple of movies. Indecisive as usual.