Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How To: Leaving Home

Hey guys. Today I am a mess. This is my last day in my home town before leaving for college. I think I have cried every day for the past five days just thinking about it. As I was driving through downtown this morning, this is what I was thinking.

When we are born, we begin growing our  roots. They are small at first. But, as we grow up, they get stronger and set deep into the ground.

As I drive through this place I call my home, I can see my roots. I see them extend into my house, with its white picket fence and green wooden door. I see them attach me to my sister, my brother, my mom and my dad. My roots connect me to my friends, both old and new. I am rooted in my hometown. I am secure. I am stable. I am safe.

This is why it is so hard to leave home. But, on this drive, I realized that leaving home does not mean I have to break off my roots. These roots are a part of my history. They are a part of me, even now. I will always be connected to my home.

Tomorrow, I am extending my roots. I am going somewhere new.  I will attach myself to new people and new places. These connections will be new and fragile. But, soon, they will grow stronger and stronger. It may take time, but I have to remember that I will be secure again. I will be stable again. And I will be safe again.

Hopefully this helped any of you who may be experiencing the same thing. Wish me good luck and I would love to read any of your advice, tips or thoughts on the topic. 

That's all for now.


  1. I read somewhere that "The people are the place is the people," meaning you will always relate particular people back to a place, and I guess a new place means new people which means even wider horizons for you; and you'll be a person rooted to both places. The same book also mentioned how exhilarated leaving feels, how euphoric knowing you're not planning on ever truly coming back. Everything has changed and you're free to begin again.

    The Life of Little Me

    1. That is an amazing quote. Thanks so much for this comment :)

  2. I love how you have written this, I wish you good luck on your journey, let us know how it goes! Be open minded to new things, with a new place comes new experiences.