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It’s a little bit embarrassing to be a college senior and still cry because you miss your mom. I was over at a friend’s place making dinner the other week when I started crying over my pasta. I had had a long day and was feeling both physically and emotionally exhausted. When I sat down to eat, it all came flooding over me and all I could think was “I miss when my mom cooks for me.” Needless to say, it was embarrassing to get tears in my spaghetti. 

I get homesick every year. During my first year at college, I wanted to go home nearly every weekend. By my second year, I had a car and was visiting home at least once a month. I’m lucky enough to have a good relationship with my parents and am able to feel comfortable visiting home, but sometimes it just makes things harder. All I want some nights is to be able to curl up on the couch and watch a movie with my parents while my dogs tussle on my lap. It’s the easy life there. Someone cooks for me, I get to use the washing machine whenever I want, and I don’t have to trek a half mile to get to a quiet study space. It’s a luxury. But then I remember I have a test to take the next day or an early work shift, and I remind myself that I’m supposed to be independent. Some weekends though, I get to pack a weekend bag and make the trek back home. This year, I’ve been spending a lot more time on campus and making a lot less phone calls home. But like that day cooking dinner, sometimes my chest starts to ache, and before I know it I’m calling my mom and asking her to tell me about her day. 

This is all to say, I’ve come to expect homesickness. I know that no matter how many pep talks I give myself about being an adult or making it on my own, sometimes I’m just going to really miss my home life. I think it will probably be this way for a long time. So if you’re a freshman, a senior, or you’ve been graduated for 10 years, know that you’re not the only one crying into your spaghetti because you miss your childhood bed. 

Julia LaPlante is the Vice President and Editor-In-Chief of Her Campus Lasell. She oversees and assissts and E and S boards as well as the copy editing team. Away from Her Campus, Julia is a senior English major at Lasell. She works at Lasell's library as she studies towards her Masters in Library and Information Science. In her free time, Julia enjoys reading gothic literature, watching nerdy television shows, and walking in nature. Julia deeply believes in the importantce of mindfulness and chocolate to ones attitude.