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   Posted 1/16/2012 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone
Im new here, but I found this website through a google search of post vacation depression. I recently went to Peru for 6 weeks, and I had the best time of my entire life. I met new friends, I met a girl that I really liked, I saw my sister, and one of my friends from canada was there too.
Now im back home and I hate my life, everything about it isn't the same. The food is crap, the weather sucks, my friends have changed, I can keep going on. I just really miss being in peru, it's all i've been thinking about, and its all that I can think about. Everything I do, it's like "it wasn't like this in Peru" or "that's not how we do it in Peru" or "it's better in peru", just constantly relating everything back there.
I miss there, I would call it my home. I feel lost now, like im not home anymore. Just in this place. I want to be beside my sister, and that girl, and feel the warm breeze on my face, and hear the ocean tide coming in with the car horns in the background, melting away. I want to wake up to a million birds chirping outside my window, to my little cousins crying. I dont want to be here right now.
I've considered suicide but I know that won't solve anything but this has gotten really bad, what the hell do I do? I've been driving myself crazy, and I can't help but drinking and feeling crapty now. I hate my life now and I didn't even want to leave in the first place. I should have stayed there.
It changed me for the better, and now when I leave it made me even worse. I didn't have a bad life but it showed me what was real. I gave my days food away to a man who I knew had nothing. I helped a blind person, old people, children, people with disease. Now im sulking about how I cant go outside and grab a sandwich or go to the park, or go to the club and party.
I just want to be back in peru ):

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   Posted 1/16/2012 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you need to work on a way of going back for awhile. Work and save up some money. Talk to your family. See if you will have a place to stay. If you want something bad enough in life, you will find a way to do it. But in the meantime, find a way to cope with what you are dealing with now. I would suggest a counselor. Someone that can teach you to be happy no matter where you are. It comes from within. The only logical solution is to find a way to go back, but remember, you will have to find a way to live. To get food and pay bills if there are some. But make this a goal for you. Save the money to go back.

I hope it works out and you are happy.

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   Posted 1/17/2012 12:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know anything about Peru but one thing I do know is that living somewhere is often very different than taking a vacation there.

Perhaps a "reality check" of sorts might help. Doing some real honest research about that country and find out how the average person lives, what the weather is like through out the year, and everything else you can about that country including the job situation what the cost of living is in the area you would like to live in.

After doing all that and you really think you would want to live there find out what the requirements are to immigrate and be employed in that country. Then save up enough money to move there as well as being able to support yourself for at least 3 months.
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