Living abroad has been amazing thus far. I have great friends, a great host family, and I’m living in a beautiful country. In saying that there are little things that I often find myself missing. Here’s a list, just incase you’re wondering. After the first one they aren’t in any particular order!
- my family
my mom would kill me if this wasn’t at the top of my list.I do miss my family but I have yet to become homesick. So I miss them, just not like THAT MUCH.
- books. I stupidly didn’t bring any (because they are so dang heavy). This one’s an easy fix though.
- music. I am by no means “musically gifted” but I really miss playing the piano and singing (especially with my sisters).
- Shoppers drugmart/ Walmart. I need huge stores that carry literally everything. I have yet to find one of those. Apparently there is one close to my house so I’ll have to check it out.
- Jasmine (and her mom)(and the rest of the family I guess)
- McDonalds. It’s not that there isn’t Mcdonalds in France it’s just that it’s absolutely TERRIBLE.
- Glory. I miss my little puppy who is apparently HUGE. LIKE LOOK AT THAT FACE.
- working out. I miss going to the gym, especially since I always went with my family.
- cuddling. I miss forcing my sisters and best to cuddle with me. (I know they secretly didn’t hate it).
- mirrors. There is not a full length mirror in my house. I have seen my full reflection a handful of times in 2 months. (sorry to my friends)
- TACOS. They are my absolute favourite food and I have yet to have one. If anybody knows of any good tacos in Paris PLEASE let me know!!
- the office. My Netflix switched to the France one and now I no longer have the office. It’s devastating.
- sisters. They deserve their own point because I miss them the most.
- my own space. If anyone has ever lived with another family you understand this. It’s not that my family has excluded me or that I don’t feel comfortable it’s just not the same.
- ice-cream. In Canada I worked at a little store, Slickers (world’s greatest ice-cream store) and I really miss it. Ugh especially the campfire flavour.
- I miss my dad. I talk to my mom everyday over FaceTime or iMessage but my dad doesn’t have an iPhone or Facebook so I NEVER talk to him. lame, right?
- spare. I miss having spare and watching tv shows and movies with some friends.
- reese’s peanut butter cups
- my cars. Okay, so they were my parents cars that they so gracious let me use but still. I really miss how spacious they were and the fact that they all had aux chords 😦 \
- sushi. I know there has to be some good sushi restaurants around but I just haven’t been to one.(p.s anybody want to go with me?)
- church. I really miss going to church which is weird because I never really LOVED going.I feel like it’s one of those “you never really know what you have until it’s gone.” type situations. This one’s an easy fix though!
- understanding people’s conversations. Obviously after two months I am not fluent YET so there is still a language barrier. It’s definitely smaller but it’s still there.
- fall. Canadian fall is the most beautiful thing in the world. It’s not that it isn’t pretty in Paris but it’s not the same.
- mom. Need I say more?
If any of you have ever lived abroad what were some of the things you missed? ALSO stay tuned for a second part about things I DON’T miss.