Brock University’s location is one of the many reasons I love this school.
Being from Hamilton, I am the perfect distance from home. I am far enough from home to gain independence, but am close enough to go home for an appointment or to enjoy supper with my family. Before I moved into residence I was worried about getting homesick, and thought I would be going home every weekend. The first weekend I stayed in residence instead of going home was, ironically, Homecoming weekend.
My floor mates and I all put on our free red t-shirts that we got during O-Week and crammed into a washroom to put on our red and white face paint. Together we all went to the cafeteria and got some lunch before we headed out to the mens’ rugby game.
And then it started to pour.
While out on the sidelines, the clouds rolled in and washed away all of our face paint and makeup. This day really stands out to me though because none of my friends or I left the game like I expected us to. Our spirits stayed high and we actually cheered louder for our boys as we all got drenched in the rain.
I’m really glad I stayed here that weekend, because it made me realize that, rain or shine, Brock is my home away from home.