Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm nearly to the end of Travels with Charley, and it's making me think about one thing. You already know what that thing is, probably.
I'm thinking about home. Not home as a place, but home as a set of ideas that you carry with you. I'm thinking of all these schools that aren't here. They aren't going to be here, and if I go to them, I probably won't be living at home. How doe we create a home for ourselves outside of the place we've known? Maybe this is striking me more because I've always lived here, but it does make me wonder. If I moved to some other city, how often would I see my parents? How often would I see my grandparents? How do you keep in touch with people when you never see them? When you're old, do you still have the same friends?
God, this idea of moving is almost as interesting as the idea of going to college. It would almost be worth it to move someplace else and not bother going to college at all, at least not right away.
We're going to forget that I ever suggested that last idea.
In other news, it's Christmas break. I'm allowing myself the weekend to slack off a bit, but after that I have to study quite a bit for APUSH and finish my extra assignment from physics and finish my self portrait for art and clean my room. There's a novel that needs a hellava lot of planning too, but I don't know when that's going to happen.

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fiberfiend6891 said...

I'm really close to my family, so I thought a lot about this too, and it was pretty tough for me to move to a new city a 7-hour drive from home. But I've met amazing new friends and with this 'Internet Age' we're in, I haven't lost tough with my family or my old friends (at least, the ones I wanted to keep in touch with). Skype, cell phones, IM - it's all pretty awesome. Don't get me wrong, it's still tough moving away, but don't let the prospect hamper your choices!

Samantha said...

Three quarters of me wants to get out of here, one quarter of me wants to stay.
But mostly, I want all this college crap to be over with.