Photo taken by the lovely and talented, Michele Zychowski

Photo of Lake Erie taken by the lovely and talented, Michele Zychowski

Living in California has really been a dream come true. I have become a hiker, a surfer, a 29 year old, a planner, a beach volleyball player, a paddleboarder, a party thrower and countless other things. California has given me sunshine, new friends, old friends, more family time (with Oscar!), more knowledge, more confidence – the list goes on. However, there are times when suddenly I am struck by homesickness. I am not just sick for my house that I grew up in – though that place is my paradise – but I am sick for:

Visiting my Suzie

Laughing with my cousins

Seeing my dad pull in the driveway

Kissing Kendall

Laying in bed with my Mom

Looking through my old room

Being at either of my grandma’s houses

Watching the lake change everyday

Walking down the street to the Zychowski’s.

The sound of the train passing when I am sleeping

There are so many other small things I miss tonight. So, yes, Los Angeles has been awesome. It has given me and Albert so many wonderful pieces of ourselves that we will have forever. However sometimes there are so many people that I miss at one time that I feel like I am drowning. Dorothy was right. There IS no place like home.


  1. mom said:

    Thanks, those of us left behind often get Farrell-sick

  2. G Grossman said:

    Remember, we are a touch of home and just down the road, come visit!

  3. Allost said:

    the way you connect with your redreas through your posts is amazing,be it a video,image or a post, you seem to exactly know what fits in the criteria.beleive me i read 10 s of blogs every week, but your posts are quite engrossing than the rest. I just hope you continue writing and updating this blog!

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