Hello! I hope that you all have been enjoying the start to this new year at Brock; and if this is your first year – like myself – give yourself a pat on the back for entering into the first chapter of your future.
It is no secret that being a first year student living away from home is exciting; for the first time in my life, I am away from my family and my hometown for longer than a week. The idea of moving away from everything that I knew seemed easy until move in day; when I realized that I was on my own. I don’t know about other first year students; but I can recall counting down the days, minutes, and seconds till move in day; yet once it arrived, I was more afraid than I had ever been in my entire life. I wasn’t afraid to be in university itself; I was afraid of being on my own.
It has been a bit shy of a month since first year students – including myself – said goodbye to mom and dad and said hello to life as a baby badger; and I can say without a doubt that I often get very homesick. I live just outside of the GTA, so going home for me personally is not much of an issue; but there are tons of students who come from various cities – even countries – where taking a MegaBus home just is not a possibility.
But fear not! I have made a short list of my personal favourite ways to keep in touch with friends and family while dealing with a busy university life.
I wish you all an amazing year at Brock and I cannot wait to share all my experiences with you all! I hope my few words help you get through homesickness!