Many people who have travelled before, don’t really think too much about homesickness. However, travel and moving somewhere are two very different things.
Moving to Australia
It is not like backpacking anywhere because you are in fact ‘moving’ to a new country and have to settle in, start working, and meet new people. Since Australia is half way across the world from most countries in the Northern Hemisphere, it can take some adjustment. Unlike going to Europe, Australia is on a completely other day than most countries and you can’t exactly ‘pop’
It will take about 3 months to really get used to living somewhere new. It doesn’t matter how many times you have moved in the past, the golden rule is once you get through the first 3-months, things are much easier. During those months you will go through exciting times, homesickness, feeling like you don’t belong, and some of the time will just fly by. But after this, you feel more relaxed, you will have met some people to regularly hang out with, you will be used to your routine, and homesickness just gets easier.
So be patient with yourself when first moving overseas. You are not alone – everyone takes time to get used to things and just try and be as flexible and open minded as you can. Happy travelling to Australia!