The Pros and Cons of Staying Alone

971 WordsJan 12, 20134 Pages
1 What are the best and worst things about living away from home? Living far away from home, even for a short period, can be fascinating, exciting and unforgettable, but at the same time it has vary effects on our life especially international students. One of the positive effects is teaching us the precious lesson of grow up as a person. Whenever you step out of your home and approach to a new country, that means you have to say good bye the comfortable life and get into a life full of duties. You have to learn how to do things by yourselves, start worrying about every phase of our life, from vast parts to smaller tasks such as balancing my checkbook for not to be in the red. I have never done this in my country before. While I stay…show more content…
I got a fever, threw out all the time. I couldn’t eat and couldn’t sleep well because I felt hot inside and I didn’t know how to decrease it. I sweated all the time. I had to take medicines every 4 hours. At that time, I stayed alone in Philadelphia. I felt so depressed and extremely miserable. I was thinking what happened if I died and then suddenly my parent‘s face popped up in my mind. I missed them badly. I started crying nonstop. But I was so lucky that my neighbor was so nice. She is studying about nursing. She gave me good medicines and sometime she cooked onion soup for me. She said onion was a good herb for reduce the heat from your body. I was very thankful to her helping. I couldn’t imagine that if she didn’t help me, what would happen to me, so I realize from this experience that you have to take care of yourself as well as you can. No one can look after you all the time like you stay at your home. This is what you have to trade with your freedom. From now, I think I agree somehow that “Nowhere is the best as your home, Home, sweet home” In conclusion, even though living far away from home isn’t easy to struggle but it isn’t really hard to deal with also. It depends on what you think and what your goal. There is always a positive side in a negative side. Try your best to overcome with problems, stretch your wing and enjoy notable time of your life. “Don’t worry, be happy” Hannah Nattiya Sonchai This essay is based on my opinion and my
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