College, a once in a lifetime experience. One is able to study whatever and wherever they’d like, as well as meet new types of people and create lifelong friendships. Also, the freedom is pretty great. One is able to do whatever they want without any parental guidance. Growing up I had very strict parents that wouldn’t let me go out that much because they didn’t want me to get caught up in trouble. Now that I’m older I understand they were only trying to protect me. Also, they aren’t from America and that’s how their parents raised them. Now that I’m in college nothing’s really holding me back and I have way more freedom. However, there’s one thing I’m missing and that my family. College is pretty great and all, but I really miss my family at times. I’m very close with my parents and siblings, so not being able to see them for long periods of time is very hard for me.
On November 1st, my birthday, I woke up feeling kind of sad. Throughout the day my friends made my birthday the best, but I was still sad. It was my first birthday without my family. Here I was sitting next to some of my closest friends, but I still wasn’t 100% happy. Then, my roommate tells me she’ll be back. Her and my family were planning to surprise me, so when she came back and I saw my whole family I was so happy that I started crying. That small gesture alone made my birthday. I didn’t know till they showed up that that’s what my birthday was missing.
In conclusion, you’re probably not the only one missing your family, they’re probably missing you too. My advice is to give them a call or even send them a text message because it could make their day. I remember one day this year I was really missing my mom, so I called her and told her how much I loved her and how I appreciate everything she does for me. She ended up crying because I made her day. Also, she wasn’t having that great of a day, so my call really turned her day around. Overall, college is pretty great, but the only part that sucks about is not being able to see my family as often as I would like. Also, after reading this please give your parents and siblings a call, you never know the call can make their day.