Sam, I went away to school my freshman year. There were many things I loved about the school but I was so homesick for my friends and family that I wanted to transfer home. I did and I completed the last 3 years at a school near my home. I am glad I did. I did lose out in some ways in that I lived at home and didn't get as involved in school as I had done the first year. But I was much more relaxed. In my case it cost more to come home because I transferred out of a state school and into a private school. But that didn't matter.
Go on the tour and check it out. You are bright and level headed enough to realize if the transfer will be for you or because of your boyfriend. You have a great support system in your family. A laptop is a small price to pay for less stress.
Life is full of ups and downs and bumps in the road. It won't be the end of the world if you end up taking an extra year to complete school.
When we were little and my parents would be driving and make a wrong turn, we used to ask if we were lost. My parents always told us we were on an adventure. Make the changes in your life an adventure.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old) and nonamejames (19 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds
Step 2 scheduled for November 10
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp