No matter how beautiful the place or how much fun you are having there is always that time of the day that you wish you were home. This is the first time that I leave home for such a long time and leaving my loved ones behind has made me realize how much they mean to me. I originally wrote a blog about my weekend in Panama but it just didn’t feel right because I knew that’s not what I wanted to write about. (I’ll share my experience in my next blog).

This summer is completely different for me because I’m usually that one person that doesn’t go away. But obviously this summer I decided to come to Costa Rica and do something I’ve been wanting to do for years. I don’t regret leaving because this experience is not common for everyone to share. But when my day is done and I’m catching up with my family and friends there is that part of me that wishes that I was sleeping in my own bed in my own house and spending time with them.
The other day I couldn’t help but to get emotional because I couldn’t stop thinking about home. After Face timing my friends (HORRAY FOR TECHNOLOGY) they were telling me how much they wished they were in my shoes and that I shouldn’t be upset about not being home because when I go back it’s back to the stressful life we live. And they were right….

Even though my family and friends mean so much to me and of course I’m going to miss them all the time. It’s okay to be homesick. Costa Rica has so much to offer and it’s not good to mope around on how much you wish you were home instead do things to keep busy and you don’t need to also spend money. Go for a walk in the park, visit a free museum or even better bond with your host family. So enjoy Costa Rica because once you’re home you might get homesick there and miss being a Tico.

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