10 Signs You Are Excited For Spring Break

10 Signs You Are Excited For Spring Break

"Can I go home yet?"
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As college students, we usually love being independent and having a busy schedule. It can be pretty nice to have a space to ourselves and having responsibilities on our own. However, there is nothing like the feeling of being home. College is our "home away from home," but we can't help but be excited when we get a break form the college life. Here are some signs that you are probably excited to go home for Spring Break.

When you have all these ideas to spend time with your parents but forget they have a life too when you're not home

You probably call your parents randomly and tell them how excited to be home, even though they aren't mentally prepared to have your stuff everywhere in the house.

When you're sitting in class and realize you'll be home soon

"Sorry Professor, I'm doing my happy dance for leaving this awful place soon"

When you know your pets will look like this when they see you walk through the door

Admit it. You most likely look at cat pictures or dog snap stories from the past and cannot wait to see your babies again.

When you realize you don't have to pay for laundry for the week

Why yes, mom, you can gladly take my laundry for me.

You remember you won't be doing homework for a week

Do not even convince yourself you'll get work done over break. You know it's not going to happen and you would much rather take a break from it. After all, you are on "break."

You realize you don't have to wear shower shoes for a little while

You know there's so better feeling than being in your own bathroom, not wearing shower shoes, and taking baths or long showers whenever you please.

You know you'll be able to finally see your best friend again

It feels as if it's been forever that you two have been together, but once you get to see them, you forget that time apart was ever a thing.

You can sleep whenever you want

It does not matter how much sleep you have lost this semester, you can always catch up when you come home to your own bed.

You drool over the thought you'll have homemade food before you know it

Mom's homemade brownies, pasta from dad? Not having college food is the happiest thing you can tell a college student.

You actually won't mind all your relatives asking how school is

Even though you know deep down inside you're drowning in work and are financially and emotionally unstable, you know everything's okay because you're finally home.

So, remember, work hard these last few weeks before break. You can relax very soon. Mom, dad, get ready, I'm coming home!

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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Many people ask me why I left such an amazing place, and I still don't have an answer.

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I've vacationed in California all my life. I've traveled up the coast and through the deserts and mountains of the Golden State. I've lived there for five years and attended college at a UC (University of California). I am convinced that California is "the place to be", and here's why:

1. The coastline is absolutely breathtaking.

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The turquoise water crashing into the intricately chiseled cliffs is nature at its finest. Hop on Pacific Coast Highway to drive along 840 miles of pure beauty.

2. The weather.

You don't even have to check the forecast in California to know that it is sunny and seventy degrees.

3. Hollywood.

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Being in Hollywood is like being in a movie - spot celebrities roaming the area, gaze upon the amazing mansions that fill the hills, and tour iconic movie sets and studios.

4. The gourmet Mexican food.

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Whether you are dining in at a classy restaurant on the water, getting take out Mexican from a little shack in the desert, or grabbing a taco from a food truck on the beach, you can't go wrong with the Mexican food.

5. The various universities all across the state.

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Whether you want to study in a beach town, the desert, or the redwood forest, there is a home for you. The state holds 264 colleges and universities for students to choose from.

6. The endless amount of public trails and parks.

California welcomes people to explore the great outdoors - whether you are roaming through the Redwood Forest, hiking to the Hollywood Sign, walking the trails at Big Bear Mountain, or running the trail to the Golden Gate Bridge, there is always another sight to see in California.

7. The various types of terrain.

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Only in California can you surf in the morning and skii in the afternoon. The desert, the forest, the beach, the mountains, and more - all exist in California.

8. Home to “The Happiest Place on Earth”.

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There is never a dull moment hanging with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland or hopping from ride to ride at California Adventure.

Many people ask me why I left such an amazing place, and I still don't have an answer. California is the place to be.

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