When it comes to life at college, there tend to be two kinds of students: those who never really want to go home and those who get homesick often. While I personally count myself as somewhere in the middle of these two types, I have seen what those who long for home feel on a daily basis. For those of you who find your mind drifting towards home, know that you are not wrong for feeling this way.
I know those who live farther away from their college probably feel homesickness more than others. While it may be hard to be away from family and friends that you've always known for an extended length of time, it is important to keep everything in perspective. Now, this may be easier said than done, but learning to live on your own is a vital part of adulting.
Part of living away from home at college involves learning how to live with yourself as well as with others. Sometimes figuring out how a person prefers to live can help with the adjustment of a new life away from home. This can be an advantage for those who are so close to home because the distance is healthy for any type of relationship. Some people have a hard time seeing the full picture of their lives when they are looking at it too closely.
On the other hand, keeping the people you love close to your heart is equally important. With everyone having cell phones nowadays, keeping family updated on college life is easier than ever before. So never feel ashamed if you are the kind of person that calls their parents a bunch of times a day for minor things like what you had for lunch. Your homesickness is not just a yearning for home; it is a sign of appreciation and love for the loved ones in your life.