by STUEY THE DRAGON
As much as I love the campus, the freedom to do as I will, and all of my classes, I really miss my family. Sometimes I feel like I should have gone to a school closer to my home instead of one a few hours away. But then I’d feel bad about leaving my friends. I'm really confused. Stuey, what's good?
It’s natural to feel sad and miss your family; going off to college is a big change from living at home and everyone has problems adjusting at first. Considering that you have already made friends and that you love the campus and your classes, I think you made the right decision in choosing the university. However, I am truly sorry you are having such a hard time right now.
I suggest calling your family and friends back home. Set up times each week that work for you both, that way you still feel connected to them and their lives while maintaining a healthy life here on campus.
I need more chocolate, but I can’t leave class. What do I do?! The walls are surrounding me and the voices are ringing through my ears. The words on the board are written in purple, like my bruised heart. I just need a hug and some ice cream. Help me. Stuey, what’s good?
It is perfectly normal to feel down from time to time. Everyone goes through these rough patches. From being away from your family for an extended period of time to being surrounded by strangers, it is very easy to feel depressed.
My advice to you is to find a friend, curl up with a nice bowl of ice cream, and watch some Netflix (but maybe without the “chill”). If you are still experiencing these depressed thoughts after a week or so, please consider seeing a counselor or talking to someone about your problems. Living with these thoughts can be very dangerous for a human mind and body, and you should seek help from someone you can trust.
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by STUEY THE DRAGON
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