Since we have returned from spring break I haven’t gone home, this makes me sad because I really do miss my family members. The only thing that has stopped me from going home every weekend is that I don’t have a ride back home. If I want a ride back home I’d have to pay for a bus or train which the prices can add up. Last semester I went home every break I had to see my family. I love going back home to see my siblings, parents, an grandmother. This semester has also been more hectic with my schedule, I started to volunteer at the hospital more throughout the week, nursing applications were due, harder classes, and I got a job in Richmond which keeps me occupied when I am not doing school-related activities.
Last semester I noticed that I would not keep my family members in contact with me, I lacked texting them and calling them. I know everyone is busy and it is hard to call and check-up on family. It became especially harder when I know there are family problems occurring and I am in Richmond feeling powerless because there is so little I can do to help. After I noticed that I became distant with my family first semester I wanted to change this, I constantly text my brothers and dad now. I try to have weekly phone calls with my grandma and mother.
College has taught me a lot in these fast nine months, I never knew how everything would change in my life, family, and friends wise. But being in college has made the relationship between my family and me stronger. My mom and I text each other, “what are you doing” before calling each other. When my mom and I call it tends to be a long 40 minute to an hour conversation. Of course, we’re not calling constantly but when we do we catch up one another on what is happening. My younger brother and I bond a different way when he plays fortnite and wins he always sends me a picture of the winning screen. Sometimes he calls me to explain the win and how he’s improving in fortnite. My older brother, grandma, and father are all different. We like to have short phone calls at least once a week.
It has been very different to adapt to the college lifestyle and be away from loved ones. I cannot wait to be back home to spend time with my family members. I feel like I am missing so much that is happening in their lives but I have been trying my best to keep connected with them. Are you excited to go back home for summer break?