Bringing the learning home (Australian Learning & Teaching Council)

Coming Home

I was meant to stay for the full year… but family issues are making me come home early. I’m still deciding whether or not it is the best decision, but really I’ll only be missing out on 4 months… I would have been here for 8. I think I’m at peace with the decision, I just hope I don’t regret it. I don’t think I will, but it will be a huge shock to go back to Australia 4 months before I was meant to. It seems meant to be though, there are just so many things going on I don’t think I can handle being on the other side of the world.

I’m so happy to have been here for the time that I have had… but I think I’m ready to go home.


2 responses

  1. jangothard

    Yes , ‘real’ life has to go on. It sounds as if you are making the right decision. Let us know how your return goes, and do get to the re-entry sessions – it will be a chance to share your thoughts and see how others have fared. Your experience will be different because you are leaving sooner than you expected, so share that with us.

    Hope it all goes well for you on your return.


    July 8, 2011 at 7:16 am

  2. kaitlin

    Hi there, I know this blog is from a little while ago but I just wanted to ask a question anyway 🙂 I’ve just moved to USA 3 weeks ago and I’m meant to be here for a year but homesickness has really kicked in and I just can’t see myself being here for that long and being away from the people that I love. It’s not that I want to up and leave right now I’m just thinking maybe in 6 months or so I might still really miss home and by then maybe I’ll have done most of what I came here to do so maybe I’ll go home early? Obviously I’m not going to put any plans in concrete now as chances are I’ll get more settled and never want to leave. But I’m just worried if I do leave early will I regret it. Did you regret going home 4 months early or were you happy you’d accomplished enough in your time away? It’s also the fact that I’m worried people will think I’m a failure for coming home early. How did you deal with that? Thank you 🙂

    April 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

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