Mavec: ‘An adventure, to say the least’
Moving to Rugby, North Dakota has been an adventure, to say the least. Not only am I 18 hours and over 1,000 miles away from the blue house in Euclid, Ohio that I have always called home, but I am also 18 hours and over 1,000 miles away from the three people that mean the absolute most to me in this world my mom, my dad and my older sister.
Thankfully, in today’s technology-driven world, I can call, text and FaceTime my family on a regular basis. I call my mother at least twice a day. Which, to be honest, is something that I need to do. Having just graduated from college a short three months ago, I still need help with the little things like how long to roast vegetables in the oven for, how much money I should be saving each paycheck, when I should be going to the dentist, what is the best medicine for a mosquito bite (or eight), etc.
At 22 years old, I’m finally beginning to understand why God gifted His people with parents. They aren’t there to make you clean your room and lecture you when you stay out past curfew although they do or tell you corny jokes that will never be funny although my dad probably always will but they are in your life to guide you, wipe your tears away, and teach you lessons along the way. I have been extremely blessed to have parents and a sister (who has been like a second mom to me) who have loved me exceptionally and given me all that I have needed and most of what I have wanted. I miss them, but I know that they are always a phone call or a plane ride away.
Although, I have been trying to convince my sister and her cat to move here with me. Actually, she can just send the cat.
Mavec is a reporter with the Tribune
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