Saturday, January 26, 2013

There are places like home… (The study abroad curse: Part 2)

So, I have almost been here three weeks and I have to say I am feeling pretty at home! Yes, there are things I miss my family, my dogs, my friends, Taco Bell…Haha those are the big ones. But there are also things I don't miss at all. I don't miss drama or having to deal with everyone's opinions when I want to do something or go somewhere, etc. I don't know if that is selfish but it is nice just having to worry about me. I have friends here but there isn't drama (at least not yet) and there aren't any expectations of how I should act or how I should feel, I am just being me while figuring out who that is.

So for the past three weeks I guess I was caught up in that isolation (even with my daily messaging to my family). I let myself forget about problems in Pittsburgh and just focus on Rome. Today I was hastily brought back to reality. I realized I have to do my housing forms, my FAFSA, scheduling…everything.  I also realized that just because you aren't seeing the problems of home doesn't mean they aren't still there.

I guess the point of this post is just that it is hard balancing your life abroad with your life back at home. And it is even more difficult when your life abroad is starting to feel like home but you don't want your old home to feel any less special.

p.s. when I say home in this post I mean my dorm room
p.p.s. I won't even get into Home #1: my family house Home #2: School Home #3: Rome. I will save that for another post haha

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