Getting kind of homesick
The hardest part about being in Kalamazoo over the Summer is the fact that I miss the Summers I had in my home town. Back home I live on a lake and my days would be filled with relaxing on my family’s pontoon boat and tanning at the beach.
Last Summer I wasn’t taking any classes and I had a small nannying job, so I had alot of free time to relax and enjoy my friends and family. But this past school year I realized that I needed to stay in Kalamazoo for the Summer in order to get some classes out of the way and to make better money. It’s not the easiest decision to make (to be away from my family for longer than I want), but in order to do what I need to do in order to graduate on time, I knew I had to stay.
I’ve come to realize that this Summer isn’t better or worse than the ones I have had in the past – it’s just different. And I know next Summer is going to be different from this one, that’s the craziness of growing up; experiencing new things and not exactly staying in one place for a long period of time. At first I was having a hard time with my home sickness, but eventually I got into the swing of things here in Kalamazoo and I realized that my Summer is what I make it and it has little to nothing to do with where I am.
New experiences = a good thing.