I have friends back home that give me a hard time about leaving my rez.
I don't know what to say. How can I shake it off?
If she still chooses to say unkind things to you, maybe she is not a good friend, and she might not be someone to keep in your life.
By the way, "A," it’s normal to have mixed feelings about leaving home. It can be exciting to make new friends, have new experiences, and become more confident within yourself. You may also be feeling scared, homesick or lonely. This is all normal. Becoming involved in activities in your new community can help you to make friends and settle in.
Good Luck. I hope you work things out with your friend and you feel comfortable in your new town soon.