Spring of 2019 was going to be an exciting new start. I was in the process of transferring from Community College to Northern Arizona University (NAU).

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I was super excited for a new start in a new city and just to meet new people in general. It was extremely hard saying goodbye to my friends and family but I knew it was something I had to do at that time.

I learned hard and fast that being on your own isn't all it's cracked up to be and my parents were still helping me finically with rent and groceries.

Eventually, throughout the semester I became depressed, and with that it became hard to focus on school and the work that came with. I was starting to sink fast.

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I couldn't wait until summer vacation rolled around. That meant, I could be home for a solid three months and I'd be able to see my friends when I could and not worry about school.

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Ultimately, I made the decision to return to NAU because my mental health is much more important to me than a degree and I made the choice to come back home and go to school.

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