I thought that my homesickness, or saudades, as I prefer to call it would decrease. Unfortunately with 5 months stretching out in front of me without any visits from the fam planned they’ve come back in full force.
As much as I enjoy Brazil not having been home in 7 months isn’t easy. So as much as I try to comfort myself with my huge pile of tea, it doesn’t quite do the trick.
Homesickness comes and goes in waves, and as fun as your year abroad may be it’s not an easy year, and missing home is probably the hardest thing about it if you’re an ocean away, and unable to just take a flight home for the weekend.