Hey there! Sorry for the lack of posts recently. As you may know from my previous posts, I left for college this last Wednesday. I have to admit, the first day was rough. Yes, there were tears. There were also feelings of loneliness. Not to mention the physical pain in the pit of my stomach whenever I thought of home, my family and my friends. It was harder for me than I thought it would be, to be honest. It has been about four days so far. Things aren't 100% comfortable and normal. However, things have improved immensely. My biggest fear was to not find real connections in friendships. Friends are a huge part of what makes me happy, so they are very important to me. My bed in my dorm is slowly feeling like my little safe place. Some of my friends here are beginning to feel like my friendships back home. The dining hall is beginning to feel like my own kitchen. As I said before, the only remedy to dealing with change is time. First day of classes tomorrow, wish me good luck!