I’ve always wondered what it’s like to be the one that leaves after graduation. I get the feeling ‘escaping your hometown’ is not all it’s cracked up to be. ;-;
it’s actually very rewarding. i’m from colorado but i moved to oregon for school, while the rest of my friends went to a state school or to nearby states. it made me realize that i LOVE colorado, just didn’t like where i was at (both physically and emotionally). it’s hard, homesickness gets to you, but it’s easily one of the best things i ever did. it forced me to make new friends and gave me this chance to be a person i wanted to be, without any crutch.
I’m in a bit of the same situation myself right now. I’ve lived in the same small town my entire life, and even though I know I’m going to miss all of my friends, my family, and the environment that’s very much a part of me by this point, I also know that I’ve never had the chance to open up and be my own person. I’ve never had the luxury of discovering and defining myself, it’s always been others defining me. That’s why even if it’s only 2-3 hours away, I need to experience that separation when I go to college. I love this place, I really do, but I need that chance to be independent and “without any crutch” as you very eloquently put it ;). I’m buried waist-deep in applications right now though, so we’ll see if I even get anywhere.
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