I have thought a lot about if this is the right choice – if I should be here, living in DC, independently, paying bills I would not have to if I had decided to stay home. And the truth is, I am not sure yet. Although I am thankful to not be making the commute from Tyson’s, I am saddened by the fact I will not be at home, listening to my brother’s everyday antics as a senior in high school, seeing my parents everyday and drinking chai with them in our kitchen or just being in a room that is just mine and nobody else shares it.
I also feel maturity though: I’ve learned how to cook a few dishes, stand up for myself when asking for things and simply how to live life as an adult roommate.
Perhaps in time, as I mingle with more people in my classes and spend less time thinking so much, the feelings of homesickness will disperse. What do you guys think? Has there ever been a time where you found it difficult to adjust to a new environment? How did you help yourself?