10 Things I Missed Out On By Going To College In Another State
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10 Things I Missed Out On By Going To College In Another State

Sacrifices that I had to be make.

10 Things I Missed Out On By Going To College In Another State

College is fun and stuff, but there are some sacrifices that have to be made. Here I quickly listed, in no particular order, some of the sacrifices I glad to make.

1. I missed out on a part of my brother’s childhood. I wish I was able to enjoy every laugh and fail. Overall, I wish I could spend more time with him. 2. I missed lots of birthdays. I love celebrating how old everyone gets, but it is harder to do that when you’re in another state.

3. Homemade food is scarce in college. I definitely missed my mom’s veggie soup, her tortas, and especially her homemade pizza. When I go back home for the summer, I will surely pig out and make sure my mom knows how much I love her cooking.

4. I missed out on the “elote man” and the ice-cream trucks that go through the neighborhoods. In college, you do not get the luxury of eating a mouth-watering, spicy, juicy, corn-on-the-stick. For sure this will be one of the very first things I indulge on when I go back this summer.

5. I missed out on my sister’s school events. I am not a parent, but with my two sisters, I might as well be. I am super upset I could not go and cheer them on at their sports games and another school events like I usually would.

6. My best friend. We use to go out every other weekend and enjoy life, and I missed out on so many days and weekends where we could have chilled. It just isn’t the same trying to hang out with someone over a text or phone call, because their presence is not actually there.

7. I missed all of my high school’s theatre production. I love theatre, but also, I wish I was able to support my old theatre and my theatre junkie friends who are still stuck in high school. I know they are continuing to do great shows, and I will always be there in spirit.

8. I definitely missed out on local band concerts and poetry events. There is nothing that screams me like being able to support bands and poets because I am a big advocate for the arts.

9. I missed out seeing my cats grow and just in general spending time with them. Cats are so therapeutic, that I often found myself scrolling through my phone’s old pictures of my cats and showing them off to my friends. I am certain they are probably fed up with me and my cats by now.

10. Lastly, I missed out on the weather. However, since Arizona is always hot and they only weather it has is heat, I am more than glad I was able to miss out on this particular aspect. San Antonio might not be much of a difference, but at least it gets more rain.

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