As someone who grew up in the relatively small town, I couldn't wait to go to college and be somewhere other than my home. I was excited to live someplace new and immerse myself in a completely different place. For the past three months, I truly have loved being away from home and living on my own. Being in a new town is everything that I thought it would be and more. Yet, there are some things from my hometown that I miss dearly, things that I will never be able to replace while away at school.

1. Real Bagels

Who doesn’t love a good bagel? There’s nothing I miss more than stopping by my favorite deli on the way to school in the morning to get bagels. Not to mention, good bagels only come from New York.

2. New York Pizza

I took pizza for granted my entire life. Since being away from New York for so long, I have realized that New York pizza really is worth all the hype. I will never take pizza for granted again.

3. My bed

College dorm bunks simply can’t compete.

4. Driving

Nothing beats driving while blasting the radio with the windows down, specifically down the parkway near my house with my best friends in the back seat.

5. My high school friends

Although I love all of the people I've met at college, I can't help but miss the people that I've been surrounded by for the passed 7 years.