Adjusting to college life and moving away from home is a big change in a girl’s life. I know for me, adjusting my sophomore year has been just as hard as my freshman year, if not harder.
Whether it’s homesickness or making new friends, the best advice I can give you is to rely on God.
As a sophomore in college I felt that I would be a pro at the college scene and wouldn’t have any problems moving back. Man was I wrong! I was hit with a bad case of homesickness and missing my mom. All this time, I had been feeling alone and by myself because my mom wasn’t here.
What I hadn’t been remembering though was that I’m not alone at all, God is with me. I found this bible verse reassuring to me; “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:5-6. This verse I have found to be very comforting to me but I have also found comfort in surrounding myself with friends who care tremendously about me.
I think it is important to let your friends know what you are struggling with. I let my friends know I was feeling homesick which gave them the ability to know if I needed something from them or just someone to listen to me. At college, your friends are your family so it is important to have plenty of communication with them.
Throughout the month that I have been at college I have felt the least homesick when I was spending some time in prayer. I cannot stress the importance prayer has played in my adjustment to college life and being away from home.
So I urge you, if you are going through anything like what I have gone through, rely on God and He will get you through it!