Home: Why it’s not so much of a bad thing after all!
However, like going anywhere, sometimes being far from where your family is sorta tough. Actually, kinda hard.
Okay. I admit it. It sucks.
Granted, things were going great for me in Moorpark, CA. I had two internships with Stephen Day Music and Torque Entertainment, two paying jobs with Mendocino Farms and Ice Cream Lab, somewhat of a streak of performing stand-up comedy at Redballs Rock N’ Roll Pizza, and friends all over from Sherman Oaks to Long Beach!
But my landlady at Meadows of Moorpark needed to rent out my cabin room on her ranch for some horsing shows and I realized it was going to take a while for those Craig’s List leads to get back to me about film-slash-television jobs.
So, reluctant as I was, I viewed coming back home as more of a acknowledgement of the oncoming pit stop in my 500 mile NASCAR race! If I can repair myself — especially after that car accident I had, then surely, things will round out to be just right, if not better, by the end of 2015!
Today, I arrived in Orlando from Fort Lauderdale (horrible airport) at ten-ish. And I intend to enjoy my stay as much as possible, both with friends and family, as well as pro and creatively.
Plus, there’s some benefits in coming home for the summer! My Dad would even visit his parents in Bogotá, Colombia during the break from attending college in the Midwest U. S.!
Furthermore, I found a couple of sites that show the benefits — or rather, “effects,” coming home has on people:
- College Humor, a longtime favorite… humor site of mine, features Josh Ruben in a wonderful installment of “The Six People You’ll…” Well, I’ll let you finish that one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqJDf7IB4HI
- Female-oriented collegiette site Her Campus makes some good points about the cons of coming home for a while. For instance, less privacy? “Yuck” for both genders: http://www.hercampus.com/life/family-friends/pros-and-cons-moving-back-home-after-college
- Lindsay Gellman at the cordial Wall Street Journal matter-of-factly states that the main focus is to “ set aside the money until there’s enough saved up for you to move out.” Read more here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324103504578374640366128584
- Blogger Penelope Trunk knows how it is. And what it is is what it is. I’ll let her take over from here: http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2007/09/04/twentysomething-be-responsible-go-back-home-after-college/
- Finally, the University of Wisconsin System posted a rather optimistic viewpoint on swallowing your spit. Whether for marketing or not, as many things with college kids traversein our contemporary times, anything goes: http://flex.wisconsin.edu/blog/financial-security-beyond-3-biggest-benefits-going-back-college/
I do hope you’ve enjoyed reading these amazing articles as I have skimming through them. (What? I’ve other things to do too!)
Seeing nature is against my advantage here — and not just sticky, humid, weather-wise, I’m hopefully going to be able to establish a rhythmic routine to practise my skittles while on “vacation.”