A Student’s Take: Remember the “Little” People

In this feature, “A Student’s Take,” real-life students share perspective on everything from campus finances to diversity in the college classroom.

Can you believe it? The end of summer is almost here, which means you are about to start your college career. There are probably mixes of emotions running through your mind each time you think about it: excitement, nostalgia, anxiety, and eagerness. No matter what you are feeling, it is important to make the most of what is left of your summer, and spend plenty of time with friends and family.

Do you have a mom who calls you all the time to find out where you are, what you are doing, and who you are with? In high school, this can be annoying and maybe even a little embarrassing, but, in college, you will love it. Okay, maybe you won’t love it, but you definitely won’t mind it. You will miss hearing your parents’ voices and getting to see them every day, so getting a phone call between classes might be just the pick-me-up you need.

Keeping in touch with your family may be a little bit easier than keeping in touch with friends. Everyone will be busy with classes, activities, and new friends, and it might be difficult to find time to talk. A lot of times, my friend will call while I’m in class, and then I will call back when she is at work, and the cycle of “phone tag” just repeats! To avoid this, I recommend creating a set time and day each week to catch up with your friends from home. This way, both of you will be available!

As exciting as college is, there will be times when you miss your friends and family back home. So, this summer, be sure to spend as much time as you can with the people you love the most!


This article was written by Annie Beard

Annie Beard is a junior at Ohio University, where she plays varsity soccer and studies in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She is a dog lover, coffee fanatic, and writing enthusiast.

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