I’ve been feeling a bit down the last few days. Just feeling homesick and wishing we were back with friends and family already. The homesickness usually starts a spiral – I feel down, so I want to sit and have a gab with someone who loves me, but the people I want to talk to are all 3,000 miles away, and realizing that makes the homesickness worse … and so the spiral continues.
Luckily, I came across a website called “White Wine” a few weeks ago. This site was inspired by the Louis CK comedy bit ‘white people problems.’
In case you can’t watch the video (and I hope you can because i’s so funny!) Louis’s main point is that we have luxury problems when compared to people whose main worry for the day is maybe getting their head cut off by a band of armed rebels. And that’s the idea of White Whine. They scour the internet for ‘white people problems’ and then post them online, usually with a biting comment just to add insult to injury for the poor person whose shallow whining has been selected for public consumption.
Here are a few of my recent favorites:
Looking at this site when I’m fed up doesn’t make me stop missing the people I’m missing. But it does give me a good laugh and remind me that homesickness is definitely a “white whine.”