It's my Junior year, and as my parents have stated, I should be staying here full time and have a close group of friends with some kind of sense of it feeling as home. However, I hate it here. My parents don't understand and blame it on my unwillingness to give it a chance.
I go to a private college in a small town, up on a hill away from civilization. I do not have a car. I do not have any close friends. I have grown to get used to the place but it was NOT fit for me and I decided because of the academic life, I would stay. It's a superb school for academics (the reason we go to college).
But come weekends, I have my parents pick me up and I go home til Monday morning. I find this place suffocating and boring and it makes me depressed. The clubs don't interest me. The activities they have are for 5-year-olds (cookie making night! Sledding night! Lame dances where people awkwardly grind. It'sam a dry campus too).. I don't know... I just end up staying in my room and draw & paint and listen to music.
At home, we live near a rather large city, so I go there every weekend to regain some life back in my bones. It reminds me that there is LIFE and excitement in this world. My best friend is at home too and we always have a grand time together. Also, I go on dates many weekends and it's easier when I have access to a car so some random dude off tinder I haven't met in person isn't picking me up.
My parents are fed up and say I'm acting childish. I do agree that it is acting spoiled (all I want is to have fun) but I don't know I figure these are my young years and being stuck at some private school during the week is enough for me. If I stay longer I honestly get depressed. And it's only 50 min away from home.
Most Helpful Guy
No you are not immature, the atmosphere of the college just does not suit you well so going home when you live so close is understandable although some of those activity nights can be fun if you give them a chance. You are not weird either there are plenty of people who do not do those activities and are perfectly normal1
Most Helpful Girl
I don't think that's childish, my family friend was living in residence for her first year of university and would drive herself home every weekend to stay with her family. Instead of having your parents pick you up, can't you take public transit if you don't have a car1