For many college students, living on campus is the first time they have ever been away from home. Luckily, we now have technology, and, as always, the simple things in life, to give us a little piece of home…
The thing I miss most about home is… and I deal with it…
“I miss my parents making me dinner and I deal with it by making my favorite meals my mom would make for me,” Stephanie Coppola, Editor.
“My family, and I deal with it by giving them a call every so often!” – Mallory Hatten, Writer.
“I am going to miss my best friend and family. I will keep lots and lots of pictures around to remind me of them every day,” – Angela Skane.
“I miss my friends from home. However, I keep in touch with them while I’m away at school and that makes our time apart seem nonexistent. As long as you talk often, your relationships at home won’t falter while you’re away,” – Kirsten Henning, Contributor.
“My sister, we’re very close… and I deal with it by calling her daily,” – Diane Ferrer, Writer.
“My mom. My mom has always been there for me so to be so far from her is hard. But we always talk on the phone a few times a week to catch up on what’s going on in each other’s life,” – Kaci Hall, PR/Social Media.”
“My mom. She is my best friend, but we talk on the phone almost every day to keep in touch,” – Natalie Raymond.
“I miss my family, but I call home as often as possible to talk to them,” Blakely Grimm, Writer.
“So many things! The relaxing atmosphere, food, family, pets, pool, nature (currently living in a concrete jungle) I am lucky to only be a short drive away so I deal with a quick hop home when I get the chance,” – Shaundra Boyd, Editor.
“I miss my parents and best friends the most and I keep in contact with them constantly to deal with it,” – Caity St. John, Editor.
“Other than my parents and friends, pizza! I absolutely miss really amazing Staten Island pizza. I don’t really deal with it that well,” – Ariana Romero, Editor.
“I miss the culture a ton when I’m gone. I’m from the city, so living in what feels, to me, like the country has been hard to deal with. And there are a bunch of reasons under that for why it’s been hard to adjust, but this new campus I will be on is its own city so I’m pumped!” – Tiana Blue, Editor.
“The thing I miss most about home is the comfort of my family and friends being there all the time. I deal with it by Skyping them weekly to catch up on everything!” – Rachel Crocetti, Writer.
“My family,” – Maya Devereaux, Writer.
“My family, and I deal with it by Skyping and calling when I can!” – Sarah Albert, Editor.
“My parents and my dog, but I talk to them on the phone all the time and Skype frequently too,” – Rachel Osman, Editor.
“My parents. I deal with it by talking to them on the phone and texting them a lot,” – Teresa Conde, Social Media and PR.
“Everything. London is the best city in the world and I miss all the people and things to do there. I know I will be back for visits though, which helps me deal with it,” – Carolyn McMahon, Writer.
“My family and friends, and I try to stay in touch with them in many different ways: texting, phone, Skype, and Facebook,” -Jenna Ballard, Contributor.
“My dog. She is a cockapoo and bichon frise mix (pretty much the cutest dog of all time). I Skype with her weekly, it helps a little, but it is definitely not the same without her,” – Emily Lamielle, Writer.
“My family and the beach. I deal with it by surrounding myself with my good friends and boyfriend. I go to the pool to satisfy my beach cravings,” – Kaleigh Dickson, Writer.
“Is seeing my nephew. He is a year and half old but thank goodness for FaceTime, I still get to see him often,” – Samantha Schafer, Social Media.
“My family and my boyfriend. I talk to them every day and Skype with them often!” – Allison Cohen, Writer.
“Spending time with my dad. We call and text all the time,” – Natalia Weiner, Contributor.
“Home-cooked meals because the cafeteria sucks!” – Shanae Hatchett, Writer.
“My mom (I am a momma’s girl). I deal with it by watching “Gilmore Girls,” it’s our favorite show,” – Leslie Alston, Writer.
“My family and the constant surrounding of the English language. I surround myself with great people who are in the same boat…and Skype!” – Tariro Mzezewa, Writer.
“Having my mom on hand to ask her advice any time I want. I text and call a lot,” – Victoria Baldonado, Social Media.
“The beach and I deal with it by relaxing to my beachy music and decorating my apartment as a beach-bum getaway,” – Meghan Keane, Writer.
“My mom’s cooking, but I am learning my ways in the kitchen!” – Sarah Gooch, Social Media.
“The thing I miss most about home is my family. I deal with it but calling home each and every day!” – Kimberly Anastos, Social Media.
“The thing I miss most about home is my pets, and I deal with it by having my penguin Pillow Pet J,” – Pauline Lacsamana, Writer.
“My family and my dog but I deal with it by putting pictures of them around my room,” – Kristyn Anguiano, Social Media.
“My grandma’s cooking, nothing can beat the taste of the South,” – Kayla Divelbiss, Writer.
“The thing I miss most about home is spending quality time with my family. I deal with my home sickness by Skyping, texting and calling my family often – maybe a tad too often!” – Shaniece Sanford, PR.
“My dog, which is like my child! I deal with it by talking to him over FaceTime on my iPhone,” – Dustin Divelbiss, Writer.
“The thing I miss most about home is being in a huge city and being surrounded by tall skyscrapers. I deal with it by visiting home some weekends and taking walks around the city at home,” – Annaliese Pepper, Social Media.
“My family! We Skype weekly I write letters once in a while. I DON’T go home every weekend because this only makes it harder to leave each time,” – Ashley Offenback, Writer.
“My room and I deal with it by making my dorm feel as much as home as I can,” – Kristen Tomkowid, Writer.
“The thing I miss most about home is my family, and I deal with it by trying to share every moment I have with them,” – Courtney Smith, Social Media and Advertising.
“My family. I deal with it by calling home frequently and visiting on holidays,” – Jessica Molinari, Writer.
“Cooking, my mom brings me food (I live 20 minutes away from campus! )” – Martha-Raye Adjei, Editor.
“I miss my dogs a lot, so anytime I see a dog, I just have to give them a good belly rub,” – Emily O’Brien, Social Media.
“Someone cooking for me but I get recipes my mom used at home,” – Rebecca Holliday, Social Media.
“Talking to my mom. I’ve been moved out of ‘home’ (mom’s house) since a week after I graduated. I still talk to my mom a lot, and sometimes it helps to schedule times when I can call so we have more time to catch up,” – Kaci Hall.
“My puppy! I make my sister send me pictures of her weekly,” – Raquel Santos, Writer.
“My family. I deal with it by talking to my siblings via Facebook or texting and my parents via phone calls. I also visit home for birthdays and holidays, so that definitely helps,” – Nicole Veenstra, Writer.
“Is my queen bed, so I deal by loading my dorm bed with tons of pillows,” – Karlaa Williams, Social Media and PR.
“I miss my family the most. I deal with not seeing them by keeping in touch through email, text and phone calls,” – Gillian Reid, Writer.
“The comforts of my own room! Talking to my family as much as possible makes the homesick feeling go away,” – Casey Galasso – Writer.
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