AVNicholls wrote:But hey everyone is different I have never been homesick for than a day at most I have a friend who feels the same way. I also never really felt like I had much of stage 1 either. It was just another place with new people. Might also be because I didn't arrive with jet and had no Tokyo adventure before arriving in my sleepy city and started work right away.
I suppose what I put was not quite accurate. Stage two isn't so much 'homesick' as a gloom. Feeling like you don't fit, feeling like you try and are turned down at every turn. Yes, some people are more susceptable to it, but I have yet to meet a single JET who didn't go through stage two blues. Obviously you're not sad all the time, or homesick for a month straight... but nerves get short, tempers shorter, and everything, even stupid small shoot, tends to rub you the wrong way. You're quick to be sad or to get angry, and you have a chip on your shoulder that is visible to almost everyone around you, even if you can't see it yourself.
I'm just trying to give a reality check -- it will last longer than two weeks for the vast majority of people.