Know that your family is very proud of you in your time away. Know that sacrificing your time away from them now will only benefit you and them in the near future. It’s not easy being on your own. Ever! But your goals can only be accomplished by doing so; and only you can grow as a person by learning who you are first. I myself have been through your situation and still going through it after years of school, moving city to city, job to job, and meeting people constantly. However, if it were not for these experiences, I would not know who I am and what I want for myself. I hope this helps! Keep your head up.
P.S Enjoy your dorm life! Best times of your life if you go about it the right away. Education first, fun second!
Thomas recommends the following next steps:
- Talk to friends and family back home daily or on a week/monthly basis!
- Get out of your dorm more often! Join a club or intramural league.
- Find a part time job! Make connections. Start building your resume.
- Stay motivated! School first, fun second! Work hard, play harder!