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Homesickness Reviewed by Ethan Resh on . It is very obvious that this time of year is the hardest on students. The weather finally seems to be getting warmer, which is definitely something to make ever It is very obvious that this time of year is the hardest on students. The weather finally seems to be getting warmer, which is definitely something to make ever Rating: 0
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Homesickness

It is very obvious that this time of year is the hardest on students. The weather finally seems to be getting warmer, which is definitely something to make everyone happy, but soon people will go back to hibernating. So begins the time when students feel most homesick.
After being home for around three weeks, having to come back for just over two months is pretty rough. The home cooked meals, family trips, and holiday parties are events you take for granted when you’re home. One of the first things I heard on campus when coming back from winter break was “When’s Spring Break?” After all its less than a month away now. We can do it.
Coming from someone who is 18 and a half hours away from home, I can tell you how hard it is to not be able to see family for this long. Luckily, technology such as FaceTime, Snapchat, and Facebook are helpful tools for staying in touch with family and friends. Whenever you need help with a simple life question or even a question about a class, you can always count on someone back home to help you out. Another reason social media is helpful to students far away from home has to be that they can see their pets! Pets are just as important to anyone as people are.
Obviously, people who live relatively close to campus don’t have to deal with homesickness as much. It is still a hard thing for them to deal with. If someone is really involved with their family, being away for a day can really take a toll on them.
There are definitely a lot of ways to prevent homesickness. The first is really simple, go outside and do something! The weather for right now is ideal to walk around Salina and experience things you have not done before. If you have a car, go somewhere you have never been. Another thing is to go out and meet a lot of new people on campus. The more people you know the less amount of time you will be alone thinking about missing home. No matter the season there is always some kind of sport being played. Now it’s the time where you can go to the ball field and catch a baseball or softball game, watch a tennis match, or even watch the Track and Field teams compete.
There are only three weeks left until Spring break begins. So keep those grades up and until then, keep it rolling Coyotes.

About The Author

I am from Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. I am big sports guy and a huge Chipotle enthusiast. I am a freshmen this year here at Kansas Wesleyan. I am a communications major, and one day I plan on being a Sports Reporter dealing with the English Premier League.

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