Plus, getting a home-cooked meal doesn’t hurt either.
I think that my family is way cooler than me; I totally need them more than they need me (I’m only halfway kidding).
When I’m on campus, it literally feels as though my house is forever away, when in actuality, it’s a ten-minute walk.
My first year was (mostly) easy, not because I was home, but because I had met an amazing roommate through the “Class of 2018” Facebook page.
It didn’t matter that I practically grew up on campus because I had no clue where Kellas Hall was until my third week of classes.
It’s a pro that campus is a whole other world because it’s important to get out of your comfort zone; everything amazing happens outside of it, you know.Since you do know the town so well, you may wonder if you had made a mistake by not going away to college.Staying local may not seem like a huge step or a difficult transition, but it totally is, which leads me to my next point that: When I’m at school, it doesn’t feel like I’m in Potsdam.The sophomore slump is real, and it is totally thriving.I can’t count how many times I almost walked home this year on account of how done with college I was.Our roles are weirdly reversed, I’m suddenly the overbearing one, and my family is exasperated when I call them two times in one day (I seriously don’t know how they put up with my constant phone calls this past year).Depending on how strong of a person you are (I am the consistency of a jelly-filled donut, literally and metaphorically), it may be hard to separate yourself from your family and try to face your problems head on.You know every shortcut there is, and where the best places to go are.Although your town can be boring sometimes, you have your own methods to beat the boredom, and those definitely come in handy on those Friday nights when everyone is stumped on what to do.The people I’ve met have become some of the most important people in my life, and the opportunities that have been presented to me are invaluable.To all of the high schoolers at Potsdam, as well as the surrounding school districts, I could not recommend SUNY Potsdam, or any of other the amazing local colleges enough.