Homesick – How long does it really take?

I’ve only been in Florida for a little over a week now. How long does it take for one to be “homesick”? Homesick is defined as: the acute longing for one’s family or home. Until recently, I had spent the last 31 years living life as a Hoosier. Moving down to Florida is just something that I felt was the right thing for me to do at this point in my life. I couldn’t say “no” to a new opportunity. I had to answer that door once I heard opportunity knocking.

Life in Florida is great. The weather here is amazing, the cars are low and fast, the trucks are jacked and loud, and the women…they’re absolutely beautiful! All of that said, I do miss Indiana. What’s weird is I’ve visited Florida before. The last time I visited I was here for 17 days. I didn’t miss home at all that trip. Maybe it’s because I knew I was going home after my stay here. This time it’s different. I moved all of my things down here for good. Well, “good” is a relative term I suppose. I’ve moved them down here and decided to call this “home” for awhile.

There are a lot of things I miss already about Indiana. The weather definitely isn’t one of those things. But what I do miss are things like Indiana sunsets, Titus Pastries, cornfields, gravel roads, my friends, and my family.

Today has been pretty tough for me. Normally I’d be able to hop in the truck and head over to my dad’s. We’d spend time talking about anything and everything; “shop talk”. I can’t really get into the details about some of our discussions because as any man knows, shop talk stays at the shop. This morning when I woke up, I still had that urge to jump in the truck and visit my dad. The only problem was, I’m over 1,200 miles away now. Needless to say, I’m already looking forward to my visits home! Before I left, I got with my dad to take a picture that will always hold a special place in my heart. Here’s that picture:
IMG_8996To all my friends who said you’d visit me once I got settled in – I’m settled in!!! Feel free to come visit any time now! 🙂


About John Shue

Just a normal guy in pursuit of happiness.
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2 Responses to Homesick – How long does it really take?

  1. John Shue Sr says:

    Love you son !

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