Talks from the heart… Being homesick…

We are homesick most for the places we have never known.”- Carson McCullers


A big thank you to my good friend Katelijne for letting my use this picture of hers!

I am lucky enough to be able to make trips regularly.  I am lucky enough to live in a place from where I can easily travel to fab destinations like Paris, Amsterdam, London… but that doesn’t mean that I can go wherever I go, whenever I want to… I wish! 
I’d like to see the world yes… America,  Canada, Asia,… but I’m not homesick for these places. So I can live with the fact that I will probably never visit these places in real.

But when I think about Australia, I get a lump in my throat and it wouldn’t take me long to get tears in my eyes… I know it sounds silly but I really and truly am homesick for this country.

I have planned imaginary trips to this Great Southern Land so many times, but I haven’t been able to visit it… yet… because the older I get, the more determined I become…

Sooner or later I will set foot on Australian soil and I just know that it will be love at first sight… that Australia will not disappoint me… Sooner or later I will say “G’day” and drink a XXXX… Sooner or later I will do that sunset balloon trip above Ayers Rock… I will go snorkling in the Great Barriar reef… sailing in Sydney harbour… riding the “Puffing Billy” in the Dandenong Ranges… do a 4WD safari in Kakadu National Park… visiting my friend Katelijne’s hometown Canberra and let her be my guide…

Sooner or later I will do it… I will set foot on a plane to fly to the other side of the world… I will have tears in my eyes whilst flying towards this country… I will see my friend Katelijne again and hug her so hard!

I cannot explain why… but I am homesick for a country I have never ever been to… and I will stop here for now as my eyes are filling up as I am writing this post…

Sooner or later…

Love, Kathleen

Here you can read a quote about my long distance friendship with Katelijne!

5 thoughts on “Talks from the heart… Being homesick…

    1. Oh Ann… I know exactly how you feel… I’ve got a husband and 3 kids, I’ve got a fulltime job and in between that I try to make something from my blog 🙂 no time for travelling for us now!! But one day… 🙂 Love, Kathleen


  1. I totally get it, I had the same feeling about New Zealand. And I made it happen, I was there for a whole month last year. If you get the chance, don’t hesitate and book that trip! Now I’m nostalgic when I see the photos and I would love to return. But there are still so many other beautiful countries to see. Like Australia, I would love to go there too in a few years.

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