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How to Beat Homesickness When You’re ‘Homeless’

Home: it’s a warm word, a constant word. It evokes familiarity, safety and tradition. That’s partly why leaving home can be so hard (and why… 981 more words


Coddiwomple, Meet Hireth

I haven’t been this moved by a newly-discovered word in … well, forever.

When “coddiwomple” first came across my Facebook feed, I burst out laughing. How could I not? 491 more words

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Lately, I feel more settled. I speak in class without worrying if what I say sounds stupid because of my accent, and when I come back to my little apartment I feel at home. 63 more words

On escaping. And coming home.

When I booked a ticket to New Orleans a few months back, I felt guilty—what if Michael had the weekend off?  Should I be spending this much money on travel when we’re barely scraping by? 908 more words

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A Kiwi Christmas Story

I’ve been playing a lottery each night when I go to sleep—an emotional lottery, that is; hoping for the best but never knowing what I’m going to get. 1,979 more words

Starting Uni, Homesickness and Freshers

Having just started my 2nd term at university, I feel it’s an appropriate time to write about starting uni.

I hadn’t always planned on going to uni, and neither of my parents went themselves. 783 more words


I know I have been unable to keep up with the commitment I made of writing and putting up a post every Saturday, but I have been on Summer Holiday for more than a month now and nothing much has happened to me. 538 more words