But, it’s been tough adjusting to being so far from home. I’ve always had my mom by my side. I still have her, but because she’s so far away, I can’t always call on her like I normally would. So I have to handle stuff on my own. It’s kind of scary because I don’t want to grow up that fast. But I don’t call her as often when I need something. I handle it first, and then if I actually need her, I call her. So I’ve been adjusting.”
– Kayla, sophomore biology/pre-med major from Chicago, Ill.