Catherine is a junior at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. double majoring in Psychology and Media and Communication Studies with a minor in Marketing. She loves learning about ways she can grow both spiritually and mentally. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, going to the movies, and spending hours on Pinterest.

Home Sweet Home: How To Get Comfortable After a College Transition

Transitioning home from college can be challenging. The first summer back, I struggled with feeling out of place as my family had moved on without me. To cope, I started making lists of things to look forward to, communicated with my support system, treated myself kindly, stayed connected with friends, and picked up new hobbies. Being patient and intentional about these steps helped ease the transition, making future moves smoother.