Leaving home for the first time can be a hard process for many freshmen. Leaving your family, starting a new school, making new friends and being on a new team takes some time to adjust to. Your mom will probably cry once it’s finally time for you to leave and will tell you to make sure to call her however many times a week (or day).
Although this may not sound like a happy scene, this is the moment you’ve probably been waiting for as long as you remember. You’re finally free! While this may sound great, which it is, freedom comes with a ton of responsibility and growing up. Gone are the days where you could just sit around, eat and sleep whenever you want and not have to worry about keeping the place clean and cooking your own meals.
This is the moment you’ll realize how much your parents really do for you while you’re not paying attention and it will make you appreciate them that much more.
If you can’t go home as much as you like, video calls are a great way to stay connected with your family and friends back home. Talking to family and friends regularly can help alleviate some of your stress especially when the season becomes hectic or when you're going through your first university midterm and exam season.