I'm surrounded by absolutely awesome things such as interesting classes, fun assignments, new friends, adventures BUT (yup, big but) I'm still drowning.
I had a breakdown last week. Whilst catching up with the madre (which happens far too seldom), I learned that bigger little needs glasses! Of course, mother dear asked if I could come home to help her pick out some snazzy frames (what else are big sisters for?). But I honestly didn't know how I could swing it. With my overload of homework, study sessions, soccer games, photography gigs and other various commitments, I was struggling to figure out how I could spare the time to drive home.
Then it hit me... Isn't that one of the big reasons why I'm here, not doing grad school in upstate New York? So I could conceivably come home and be there for my family? I knew it'd settle down soon, when I got used to things and gained time management skills but I was so tired that day... logic didn't make a dent on me. As I was sitting in statistics a few hours later, I started to cry.
Welp, the next morning, after some sleep, I decided that despite the consequences, I would go home and be there for my sister. My mom called a few minutes later to tell me THEY were coming to ME!
Seeing their two faces replenished my soul...
Good thing littlest little's birthday is coming up because I don't think I could go so long without a visit again.