It’s fall time and that means that it is time to leave all your friends and start a new journey in college. Whether you’re starting your freshman year, or it’s your last. You’re always going to get those butterflies, when you’re ready to start up your courses.
A common problem that happens with a lot of college students out there is that they either miss their friends, or they find that they miss their hometown. This is very common and in fact, you will find that many even dump college because of this issue.
Yes, I know 4 years can seem like a long time, but like anything, you really do get used to something after a while. In fact, I’ve known people that have loved their college so much, they end up staying in their college town to find working opportunities.
So, if you’re missing your friends, what can you do to cope with the feeling?
Take advantage of technology. Think back in the 1960s and when those students went to college. How the heck did they keep in touch besides a land line phone or letter writing? In today’s world, you can Facebook, Twitter, text message, and so much more. It’s so easy to keep in touch and the Internet is a great way to take advantage.
Drive on weekends. I don’t know how far away you may be, but you will find that if you’re only 1 – 2 hours away, you can make a trip here and there. You don’t have to go every weekend, but make an attempt to visit.
Be open minded. Think about how you met these people in the first place. You always have to start at some point. College is going to be another learning experience and there will be many people in your same situation. This is a great way to get out there and meet new friends.
Don’t fear it. If you haven’t done so already, you’re going to have that fear and yes, it’s natural. Instead of thinking about the negative side of things, let’s take a look at the positive! You’re going to be gone for a few years, not a lifetime, you’re going to get a fantastic education to earn you more money, as well as meet even more people that can help you network in the working world!
The worst case scenario that you may encounter is that you hate your college, miss your friends, and want to move home. If you do it, there’s probably a great school nearby. If these are the steps you need to take, go for it! You’re going to find you’ll only live life in this world today, so capitalize on anything to make you 100% happy.