When Are Ya Comin’ Home?

The view from my house in Ireland

A question I get asked at least twice a week.

I’ve been living here in the Netherlands for the best part of 9 months now, still loving it albeit a little homesick from time to time.

Aren’t I lucky to live in the age of technology where ringing home can be done while I’m out for a walk in the local park? WhatsApp really is a technological marvel. I talk to my mother at least once a day sometimes even twice a day so when people ask me; Are you homesick? My reply is usually; “Nope, sure I talk to Evey more now than when I lived in the same house as her, only thing I miss is the dogs!”

I also talk to friends and family quite often which is amazing, I think the fact that this is possible has really helped with adjusting to life over here on my own but nearly every time I ring home I get the famous question; “When are ya comin’ home?”.

Now it’s nice to know you’re wanted back home but it’s always hard to know. Covid has put the kibosh on my hopes of getting home during the home for a quick visit, although I do still live in hope. Along with this is the fact that I love living in this country and I really like Dutch people too, so why would I want to leave? In my opinion Ireland will always still be there when I do want to come home so why would I leave the Netherlands when I have a chance to stay?

So to answer the question, not yet. Now I’m not saying I won’t ever repatriate myself, I’m just saying if the right job comes along after I’m finished in college then the world is my oyster right?

Keep an open mind, the sky really is the limit.

Love Shauna xoxo

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Published by Shauna Convery

26 year old child and master's student just trying to make sense of it all while sharing my thoughts in the form of blog

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