Friday, August 18, 2006

Thinking back

I had every intention of going to bed early last night and I just could not fall asleep. I had my light out by 10, but I just tossed and turned and could not find a comfortable spot. Despite my best efforts, I still woke up just as tired as I usually am. Sigh.

On to another topic, a friend's little sister just went away to college this past week and she is having some adjustment problems. I talked to her earlier in the week and told her about how miserable I was when I first got to school. I started thinking back to those first few weeks as a freshman at a new school in a new state. I missed my parents and friends way more than I EVER thought I would. Just for kicks, I would like to know how you felt the first time you left home (either to go to school or for some other reason). Were you homesick, excited, a bit of both or what?


Belle of Madison said...

I was mostly just excited and felt very grown up. It was a point of pride that I didn't get homesick even though my parents had just moved hundreds of miles away from my real home and it wasn't even there to go back to.

Peyton said...

I think you remember my blubbering ass... did I cry for 3 straight weeks or what?!?!? If you hadn't of been there, I wouldn't have known what to do... The one thing that I think back on now is that I cried everyday for 3 weeks then I was fine... After that I realized the amount of freedom I had and things were never the same.

Carissa said...

You might actually remember my first day of college. I was visiting the Pi Phi house and my parents left to go back to Kansas right before I walked in and I started bawling like some sort of emotionally uncontrolled freak. Valerie Red gave me a big ol' hug. Then I got over being sad by drowning my liver with Everclear at Sigma Nu. Good choice!