Lately I’ve been having homesick feelings and have been thinking about transfering closer to home and attending college somewhere in Missouri. I’ve been talking with my parents lately and i’ve been trying to think of some positives for staying at Gallaudet compared to positives for leaving here for another school closer to home. Some positives of living here are getting to experience the deaf culture, playing college football, and getting to enjoy the independent life. Some benefits of leaving Gallaudet are that my parents will be able to see all my football games, i will be living in a safer town, and that i will be attending a christian university. I am having a very difficult time with this and am currently asking friends and family for what i should do. I am a very independent man but i still feel sometimes that being 2,000 miles away from home is just too much for someone. Where do you draw the line when it comes to distance away from home?
I am writing this blog to ask some opinions from other Gallaudetians and see there input. I have one month left here at Gallaudet before i make an official decision so i’m asking if people can give me their input on this subject. Thank you!