Post #1 — Digital Story Topic

One of the options for my digital story is my experience with long distance relationships. I’m not just talking boyfriend/girlfriend, but my relationship with my parents, siblings, and other friends as well. This experience has had a pretty big effect on me in my first couple weeks of college and the idea of “homesick” has been rolling around in my head. I would like to do more research on my fellow students or students from other colleges about how they are doing being so far away from their home. I would like to gather information by interviewing students who live more than 2 hours away from their hometown. I would also like to interview students who are currently in a relationship at college whose significant other is not attending the same college. I want reflect and learn more about the relationship between parents and children before and after they leave for college. I want to know why more first year students consider moving back home than 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year students. I also want to know how my experience as a first year student and/or woman compare with others who have similar identities. I personally have a boyfriend and also a best friend who go to college right next to my hometown, so it almost feels like home is where all my close relationships are. Ever since college my communication with my parents have been little to none, even though I miss them like crazy. I am not sure if this will be my final topic for this project and I would like to get feedback from my professors about choosing the right topic for me.

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