Why I Decided to Commute Next Year

There is no place like home. I didn’t know how true that statement was until I moved to college. I thought that I would never miss being at home and having to listen to my parents, but I was so wrong. My freshman year, I had a lot of roommate problems and I had to move three times! So, for this year I decided the best thing I could do was get a single, and so I did.

At first, I actually loved it; I was able to do whatever I wanted and not have to worry about another person, like it it or not. I had my boyfriend and friends over all the time and I was actually doing really well. Once winter break came, I realized that I was missing a lot that was going on at home. I wasn’t seeing my little cousins, parents, and grandparents as much as I was used to and I realized how much I missed them.

Going back to college after that, I became very depressed, and all I could think about was how badly I wanted to go home. I cried almost every night and I stopped doing the things on campus that I loved. Once the date for housing applications came around, I found myself not really wanting to fill it out. I felt very anxious and was not looking forward to living by myself again.

I talked to my parents and I decided that the best thing I could do was commute next year. I can still do all of the things that I love on campus and be home with my family. I will miss the independence I felt when I was on my own, but I can still be independent while living at home. It’s okay to commute; you can still be apart of everything that school has to offer and enjoy your own home, because there is no place like it.