I've been here for about a week now… well a week on Friday. I came a week early as a part of a special leadership program which was fun and really busy. Today is my day off though so I've had too much time to think, I'm getting a little homesick. Luckily for me my mom is coming up today to help with rearranging my room and hopefully she'll stay for a while, or maybe even spend the night (its a long drive back home)

What sucks about this though is after she leaves I feel like I'm going to be even more homesick. Like tomorrow I only have to help with movie in from 8-noon so after noon I've got no clue what I'm going to be doingand I feel like if I'm not constantly busy I'm going to get homesick- but really badly because my mom will be gone and its just scary to think that this is it, after this I only live at home for the summer and once I graduate I'm done, no more living at home ever. Its scary and sad because I'm really close with my family especially my mom and 9 year old brother.

After today I won't get to see them again until the 30th of August- 10 days doesn't sound like a lot but it can be an awful long time.

So any tips on keeping homesickness at bay or getting over it all together? Because right now I'm at the point where I would happily go home with my mom and stay foreverjust because I miss my family- and I've even been making friends here, I've had plans every night and every free second of my day so I'm sure that's helping but still… I need ideas because I haven't felt a serious depression like this creeping up on me in a long while..

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  1. TessErin 10 years ago

     Girl soooo been there, (hehe)
    I've been in your shoes, three times so far: staying at a Vocational School–kind of like college–and I'm in my second year of college. So three times I had to "get over the hump." Do you have any clubs you can join? Other than the leadership one? If you are not religious, that's ok but I'll just through this out there. Most colleges have a Christian group or weekly Bible study. I will tell you, no group made me feel more welcome than these guys. The good thing about the group at my college, is you don't have to have knowledge about religion and you don't even have to be religious.
    Find a club you feel accepted in. Club-hop (lol) if you need to. I don't know if your school has a "Club Day," where all of the clubs get in one place and try to encourage others to attend. We had that yesterday. I am going to give Newspaper writing a shot (omg!). I am nervous about that but in the group we all have something in common, we like to write. So my first piece of advice is: find another group if you can. I know this may sound nerdy but oh well: crack open a text book and get a jump on the reading. And last (I strongly suggest this one if you aren't the best with direction) Walk to every class in order of how you will attend them. For example: if your first class is English and if you eat breakfast- go from the cafateria to the English class then so on. I suggest listening to music whenever you can: between classes and when you are "chilling"–enjoy that time while you can–honestly.
    If you need to talk, vent or need more advice, I'm here. I check my email several times a day and have most of my free time on Tuesdays and Thursdays (one class woooo hoooo). Don't stress too much. College does have it's fun moments. For me that fun is tonight at the Christian meeting: Pizza and seeing friends and hopefully making new ones.
    (((((((((((((((BIG hugs)))))))))))))))))))))) YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!

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