What I miss about the USA…

There are times when I feel homesick, when I miss certain things about being back in the states. Times when not only do I miss all of the people I love and care about, but I also miss things that are so typically American, it feels as though a lifetime will pass before I can get that taste of home back again.

So, what things do I miss?

  1. Peanut Butter M & M’s
  2. Target
  3. Caribou
  4. Rotel (yes, seriously)
  5. Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
  6. Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  7. Cheeze-Its
  8. Almond Joy
  9. Bath & Body Works
  10. World Market
  11. Trees full of bright, beautiful colors during autumn.
  12. The American Flag
  13. The American National Anthem
  14. Baseball
  15. Hockey
  16. Young & The Restless (don’t judge)
  17. Traffic (yes, I’m being serious… once you deal with traffic over here, traffic in the states seems like a piece of cake).
  18. I’m sure there’s more, but for the life of me I cannot think of them right now.

Above all of the stuff and all of the things, I miss my family and friends the most. I miss seeing them whenever I want, being able to talk and laugh with them face to face, going for a meal, making fun memories, and just sharing life in general.

I may be here in England with my love, but my heart is divided between two countries and as long as I’m away from the states, my heart will convince me of the great ability to be in two places at once.

4 thoughts on “What I miss about the USA…

  1. From Thought Catalog:

    “So you look at your life, and the two countries that hold it, and realize that you are now two distinct people. As much as your countries represent and fulfill different parts of you and what you enjoy about life, as much as you have formed unbreakable bonds with people you love in both places, as much as you feel truly at home in either one, so you are divided in two. For the rest of your life, or at least it feels this way, you will spend your time in one naggingly longing for the other, and waiting until you can get back for at least a few weeks and dive back into the person you were back there. It takes so much to carve out a new life for yourself somewhere new, and it can’t die simply because you’ve moved over a few time zones. The people that took you into their country and became your new family, they aren’t going to mean any less to you when you’re far away.”

    (http://thoughtcatalog.com/chelsea-fagan/2012/05/what-happens-when-you-live-abroad/)

    Welcome to expat life. No matter what, your heart will be in two places. Meet up with other Americans, find the expat bar, and get to know others who completely understand. Let them be there for you, just like you’ll eventually be there for the newbies.

    And I’m sure you can watch TYatR online somewhere 🙂 Take care of yourself! And let me know if you need to talk – I’m on WhatsApp and Gchat pretty much all the time.

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    1. This is perfect, thank you for sharing it. Love it.

      An Expat bar, now that sounds like fun. 😉

      I’ve tried finding a way to watch Y & R online but it’s blocked everywhere I’ve looked. Silliness.

      I’ll definitely be wanting to chat, thank you Mandy.

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    1. I haven’t seen it, but it doesn’t mean that it isn’t here. Thank you for letting me know, I’ll check into it! Thanks again!

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