If you’re feeling homesick

Originally appeared online in the teen series Your Healings -  September 21, 2021.

When my mum yells someone’s name, either they’re in trouble or it’s good news. On this Saturday morning, it was good news. I’d just been accepted into a boarding school for Christian Scientists in America. I was very excited, though I didn’t know what to expect. Initially, I didn’t think about what I was leaving behind and the things I was going to miss about my home in Zambia.

When I arrived in America, everything was totally different than I’d imagined. It was so hot and humid. The air felt so thick I could barely breathe. Also, when my mum and I got to campus, everyone was so friendly and welcoming. That was the opposite of the way people had been at my old school, so it made me feel uncomfortable.

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