Why Leaving Home is Exciting for Some/Terrifying for Others

Why Leaving Home is Exciting for Some/Terrifying for Others

Arely Arellano Agreda

You’ve probably heard countless stories of others’ experiences of collage, with most of them talking about how great the experience is and how much fun you’re going to have. They’re mostly right; you’re going to have some of the best times of your life living away from home  but there are some things that seem to go left unsaid about the truth of leaving home for collage. The first few weeks at collage can be the most unsettling, as you’re expected to throw yourself into activities, socializing and studying all while getting used to being away from home comforts and not knowing anyone. No matter how excited you are for your new found freedom at collage, there will be a point in your first week when you’ll wonder what on earth you’re doing there. If you’ve lived at home your whole life, then your new surroundings will feel overwhelming at first. The pressure to socialize and find friends can also be a bit daunting and uncomfortable. Please be reassured that this will pass as you begin to settle into your new home and meet your course mates. You just need to give yourself time.