I’m not sure if I’ve been homesick since the day I arrived on Guam or if it just hit me, either way being homesick sucks. I don’t know what triggered it, but I suddenly just feel this really strong urge to go home. I’ve been having dreams of my loved ones and searching for something on Guam that will remind me of home. Over the weekend I met a man selling authentic Mexican tamales and they tasted so good. It reminded me of my family and made me feel very happy! I especially miss my mom, dad and sister. I used to see at least one of them every week and now I see none of them ever. The change is tough. The thought of being over 5,000 miles plus $1,500 away from home isn’t helping either. I can’t just hop in a car or plane and take a weekend to see my family. I am SO far away from everyone and I’m really feeling the distance right now. It’s hard to think about all the things I’m missing, so I try not to. When I moved to Guam, at first, I was excited by my new surroundings. I wanted to explore and indulge in the island. About a year later the sparkle wore off and the homesickness began. For some reason it’s just really bothering me this week. Especially since I don’t know when I will be able to take a trip back home. The gloomy weather hasn’t been helping my mood either, but I’m sure I will cheer up soon.