Last Minute Flight Home


On Thanksgiving Day my little sister was sending me photos of her and my Dad cooking Thanksgiving Dinner together for the first time ever.

Then my Dad called me and I cried on the phone with him for 10 minutes because I was so homesick. I hung up the phone to go get ready for my friendsgiving party, but then spent 45 minutes searching for the cheapest flight home I could find in December.

The cheapest was $400, but it was totally worth it.

What's better than pedicures with your little sister and best friend? Probably nothing.

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I’m generally fiercely independent and, dare I say it, enjoy a lot of aspects of being on my own. But then homesickness can hit me hard when I least expect it. The friendsgiving party was a total blast and I think just knowing I had a flight home in my email inbox made it easier to enjoy the party and not think so much about being away from family.

This amazing group of people made Thanksgiving away from family SO FUN!

This amazing group of people made Thanksgiving away from family SO FUN!

We had quite the feast and the party went well into the night. I’m so thankful for this group of friends. I hope you’ve all had lovely holidays and if you’re away from home, don’t worry, you’re not alone in feeling homesick sometimes. (And if you’re curious, I met most of these people at a Young Professionals Network group. A lot of us are far from home and it’s helped a lot to have friends who really get what it’s like to be away.)

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    Katie May
    December 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Glad you got to go home this month! Even married with three kids, I still miss home most holidays. It always helps to have a trip back home on the calendar…makes the longing for home more bearable!

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      July 21, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      It’s so hard to be far away, and you’re right, a planned trip totally helps!

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    Breenah A
    December 28, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    That’s awesome that you got to go home :)

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      July 21, 2015 at 8:38 pm


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    My Life As...
    December 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I completely feel ya. I moved 1300 miles away from everything/one I knew back in Jan 2012 & have finally decided that I’ve had enough. Most of the friends I had made down in TX have moved on to other places (none were from TX) so this coming June I’m moving back to MN. Glad you had a great Friendsgiving & are getting to go home for awhile.

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      July 21, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      I hope your move went well!!

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