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Feeling Homesick?

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Moving away to attend college may be the most thrilling experience you’ve ever had so far. You moved away from home to learn, grow, and experience new things, but most importantly to invest in yourself through education. Obstacles will come up along the way, including feeling homesick. 
What is homesickness? Well, it is basically missing your family, friends, the way you did things before, your bed, your pets, and everything about your existence before you moved away. It affects us all differently and we cope with it in various ways.
Here are some tips to coping with your feelings of being homesick.
It is okay to admit you are homesick.The first step is understanding you are homesick. After acknowledging it you can being taking proper care to make the homesickness go away. A lot of students miss home, whether it is their first year or last it may be a continuous struggle. But as the years go by you start noticing what and who helps you feel better. Build Your Support TeamA support syste…

A Guide to Getting Along with your Roommate

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Moving in with a roommate is exciting and an adventure waiting to unfold. It is a big part of the college experience. Nonetheless, it will take effort from both parties for a smooth ride. Here are some tips to help you have a positive transition and memorable experience with your roommate.
You may become best friends or you may not; and that is okay. The phrase “if we were all the same, the world would be a boring place,” which makes perfect sense here. It would be great if your roommate and you had the same exact interests but it may not work out that way. In the case that your roommate’s interests are the complete opposite, do not get frustrated or upset. Look at it from a positive angle with an open mind and make the most of it! If they like different things, take advantage of the opportunity to explore and learn about new hobbies, cultures, sports etc.
Creating Living Rules Together Do not bring out the rule book the second you move in. Talk to them about your boundaries and rules …