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Monday, October 3
The homesickness of being away at college is definitely setting in. The excitement of a new school year, new school supplies, a new dorm, new roommates, and having that extra little oomph of freedom on my own is waning. I'm really missing home and being surrounded by family and I can't help but wish for those precious nights of eating dinner on the sofa with my family even if it meant watching a football game I was disinterested in. I miss seeing the smiles instead of hearing them. Sometimes I look at the present and wonder how I really got to be here when it feels like I should be 16 and sneaking into Mom's bed to read the paper with her in the morning. I remember specifically during my senior year of high school thinking about what it would feel like when I didn't live at home and what it would feel like to miss everything at home. If I could tell my 17 year old self something, I would tell her to skip the Friday night outing with friends and spend it watching another movie with the family. I can't wait for this weekend in which I will spend every single second for 48 hours by my sister's side.