I have never been away from family throughout my life. The whole way here i was thinking about not being able to see my family, nor my friends and how was I going to deal with that? I always was surrounded people that I was tied to, but I was going to be living with people that I knew of, but not necessarily close to. This thought scared me, but I knew that this experience was going to benefit me because college was going to be like this. As usual, we were late and everybody already introduced themselves. When I walked through the door of the hotel suite, all these feelings hit me at once. Nervous, weird, happy, excited, and above all, sadness. I met everybody and introduced myself, and I was also surprised to find out that I got along with everybody.
Then, Mr. and Mrs. Gonzalez took my family and I down to the lobby so we can take pictures and say our final goodbyes. By the time it was time to say goodbye my mom was balling her eyes out. her makeup was streaming down her face like two small rivers that originated from her eyes. My dad had to stay strong and be my mother’s rock. I hugged my mom and told her everything was going to be alright. My eyes began to water because I was not going to see my family for a long time. My dad put his hand on my shoulder and told me, “Make us proud.” He hugged me and by that time it was time for me to go back up stairs. I told my family goodbye for the last time, dried up my tears, and left to go back up stairs.