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The First Step- Rip The Bandaid Off

32283_w_2Have you ever heard the saying “rip the bandaid off?”

It’s true.

When it comes to move in time, and you’ve seen your parents for as long as you possibly could’ve without it being too long, you need to rip the bandaid off. 

My mom told me a few times that day that we just needed to rip the bandaid off. Trust me, I tried to keep that bandaid on for as long as possible. I dragged everything out towards the end of that day- whether it was unnecessary questions or an extra long hug.

The truth is, you do need to rip the bandaid off, no matter how much it hurts, and this saying doesn’t just apply to your family. You need to rip the bandaid off with friends too. Once you say goodbye, you say goodbye. It hurts, it is hard, but it is necessary.

Instead of focusing on how much you’ll miss your family and friends, focus on the amazing people you’ll meet, new opportunities you will experience, and memories that will last a lifetime. You will learn so much about yourself in college- more than you ever have before. You will finally be on your own, making your own decisions.

That saying always made me nervous- You’ll finally be on your own.

If you’re like me and you are a bit weary about that, I can assure you not to be. You, most likely, aren’t leaving the country. You STILL have your parents, they just are a bit further away. You can still call them and FaceTime when you feel a bit homesick, and feeling homesick is COMPLETELY normal. Feeling homesick is just a stage of moving forward, and you will get through it. Some people never feel it, some feel it for a week, and some feel it for a few months. I promise it will all be okay!

Take my advice..

Rip the bandaid off! So many amazing things will come from it. 

YOU CAN DO IT!

Alison

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