Going away to college and being away from your family for the first time can be really tough. However, they don’t always talk about how much you’ll miss your pets… that’s another story.
When I left my Wisconsin home for the University of Arizona my freshman year, I missed my dog, Yogi, so much that it broke my heart and often left me in tears. Why is it that our pets mean so much to us? It’s their unconditional love, and it’s their ability to always make us smile.
Thankfully, pictures exist! Yeah, I know it’s not the real thing, or even close… but it’s something. And the more creative you get with it, the more it’ll help! This is why I always keep my little double-sided polaroid frame on my nightstand while I’m away at school – and why you should too!
Have more than one pet? So do I! As you can see in the pictures above, one side is my dog, and the other side is my cat. Missing one more than the other that day? Simply flip it around! Indispensable items like these photo keepsakes will make you feel closer to home than you actually are – I promise. You can get through this!