After months of waiting, I found out recently that I got accepted to San Diego State. That means that my two years of Community College will at last be coming to an end, and in the Fall I will get to experience going to a four-year college. Not only that, but I will get to experience being 10 hours away from home and away from the people I’ve grown close and accustomed to.
Thinking of leaving to San Diego brings up mixed feelings for me. I am sad thinking of the people I will have to say goodbye to and the distance that will be between us. I’ve really enjoyed living in the city an hour north of my parents’ this year because I love the people, the dancing, and the general area. I could see myself spending more time here, and feel the year went by quickly. But at the same time, I know that San Diego State has a lot of interesting Sociology classes that I want to take, has a lot of cool areas to explore and activities to get involved in, and that I would really regret not going. I’m likely to feel out of my comfort zone and a little lonely at first, but deep down I know that my fear makes it all the more important that I go. I think I will enjoy living in San Diego as long as I can get involved on campus and in the community. And I know I will still be in touch with the friends and family I am apart from.
Have you ever had to move away on your own from loved ones and start anew in a different city? How did your experience turn out?