College is something that is both scary and exciting at the same time.
When I was a senior in high school, I couldn’t wait to start college and just end high school already. Now that I am here, it has hit me like a brick wall. With freedom comes much more responsibility. I did cherish high school as much as I could, but there were some days that just seemed to last forever. I always thought that college would be so much fun and carefree. I was mistaken, even though it is fun and carefree some of the time. I never realized how hard my classes would be even though I only have four a quarter. Living in a dorm is also so much fun, but it is hard to find alone time… when it is wanted. Even if I just want to talk on the phone with a friend, it is difficult to find a quiet spot that I can do so.
Being away from my family can also be difficult. I am very close with my family, so I love being around them. Luckily I do live close enough where I can go home often.
I also love going home because of those desired home cooked meals. I always tell my friends that are still in high school to appreciate their parents and their dinners that they cook.
I wish I had a good home cooked meal every night! Don’t get me wrong, I do love college. It can be a struggle at times, but it is worth it. I can’t wait until I receive my degree and begin my professional life as an elementary school teacher. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities that I have been given to attend such a great university. I wouldn’t change anything even if I could.
Guest Blogger: Cali Parisi, OSI EDGE team member studying Elementary Education at DePaul University. Cali’s favorite movie is Safe Haven; “I think love stories are so great and this one has many twists and turns but eventually works out in the end, which is so amazing.”