‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through Korea People were freezing, due to winds from Siberia; The passports were placed by the front door with care, In hopes that Leslie Teacher soon would not be there; The children were sniffling and picking their noses, I even had one kid throw up on his clothe-es!
First, let me say that this post is loaded with privilege. Not everyone has a good relationship with family, or positive holiday experiences, and on top of that has the ability to be overseas missing them. I’m very grateful for my family and for the opportunities I’ve had to travel long-term. Also, it’s a very Christmas-oriented post, but feel free to replace the C-word with your holiday or non-denominational celebration of choice!
Whether you’re working on the other side of the world without the means to go home for a visit, or choosing to take advantage of days off to travel, it can be tough to be away from home for the holidays. Here are some ways to ease the ho-ho-homesickness: