One of the worst things about being away from home for college is the inability to be cared for when you’re sick. Now, you may be saying to yourself, “Chris, you are 20 years old, you should be able to take care of yourself”. To which I would answer: you’re completely right. Being a young man, I should be able to take care of myself, and I do. However, no amount of taking care of myself can match up to a mother’s TLC. First semester of my freshman year, I got quite ill. While the sickness was bad, the worst part of the ordeal was being away from home in a new place. All I wanted was my own room and my own bed. Now, since I have gotten more comfortable at Wabash, it isn’t missing home that is the worst part, it’s missing family. I guess that’s a taste of adult life: taking care of yourself.
That’s all I can manage to type out for you through this illness. I am going to go back into quarantine, now. Have a nice day.