Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Why Going Home is Important

I often hear people talk about not having been home in years, sometimes upwards of five, which seems amazing to me. I do know quite often it is for financial reasons or justnot being able to find the time that finds people from going home, but 2 years seemed long to me, and I am going to try to not ever let it be that long again in between visits. Aside from the obvious of seeing family and friends (and pets!), going home can be a refreshing break and a much needed change of pace. I forgot what it was like to be single, and kept finding myself behaving in ways here that the old suzer wouldn't have approved of. I had turned into a nagging, dependent wife who did far too much housework and worried all the time about house repairs and money. For two weeks, I left that me behind, and at the end of the visit, I was not going back to her. No more will I be calling my husband to find out what time he will be getting home from work, panicking about him spending all of Saturday on the internet, or getting headaches from clenching my jaws over all the house repairs that need doing. I'm over it.

5 comments:

Muddiah said...

That's good to hear. I'm sure your time can be spent in much more enjoyable ways.

Adena said...

Not even a bit of nagging if, say, there's a car in the kitchen?!

Suzer said...

Nope, the car parts (which are yes, still on the kitchen counter) will be moved Tuesday after work if, when I ask on Monday, they are not moved, but I will give a warning ahead of time. The car parts in my laundry will also be moved by the same process. Next week I am back to proper cooking and washing, so I need my space in the kitchen & laundry.

elsja said...

Totally agree! Sometimes it's nice to have that break and step back to put things into perspective.

Aussie in the USA said...

I think that going back, it makes one appreciate that home is where your own immediate family is too, and you appreciate them more. Each time I go back, I find myself less reliant on friends & extended family. Plus you obviously just miss you man...lol. Cheers! :)