What it’s like to have a brother in college


Michelle Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

My brother, and former Freedom student in the graduating class of 2021, Glynn Morgan is now attending Piedmont University in Demorest, which is northern Georgia. From Tampa, that is anywhere between a seven- and eight-hour drive.

Glynn and I have always been close, and we have always had a good relationship. I know that I can tell him anything, and having him go off to college has definitely been an adjustment. With both of us being competitive swimmers, I would get up at 4:30 am every day to go to practice, and Glynn would drive. We went to school together, came home together, and then went to afternoon practice together. I saw him all day, every day.

Now, it has become a part of the daily routine for both of us to facetime or call each other every day. Sometimes the calls are long, and we talk about almost anything. Sometimes the calls are short, and we are both just exhausted and hang up after two minutes. But the biggest thing I have learned from him going to school out-of-state is that no matter how far he seems, I can always just pick up the phone and call.

We like to pretend that we fight a lot, we like to pretend that we “hate” each other- that’s what siblings do! But honestly, it’s been hard not having him around the house and in the pool to joke around with. As much as I don’t want to admit it, I miss having my older brother around to mess with me or joke around.

Having technology that allows me to call him frequently has definitely made the adjustment of him moving to college easier, and I am so grateful to be able to take advantage of it.