With spring semester coming to a close, the majority of us have been forced to return home to those towns we have kind of separated ourselves from since school began in August. College brought us a new daily routine, new places to hangout, and new activities that we have grown accustomed to. While we love college, more than anything, there really is no place like home and whether we want to admit it or not, there are parts of our hometown we are pleasantly surprised to have back in our lives. Here are 10 things you are too prideful to admit you missed about being away from home.
1. Your parents' morning routine.
Whether your parents wake up a little early, sit and discuss the morning news over a cup of coffee or they roll out of bed 30 minutes late and spend the entire morning screaming at your younger siblings, nothing makes you feel at home like that same morning routine you remember from high school. While chicken-minis from Chick-fil-A are great and grabbing Starbucks from the student center was convenient, nothing beats a breakfast with the family and your mom’s eggs. College mornings are spent one of three ways: sneaking around quietly as not to wake your roommate up, in pure agony as punishment from the night before, or rushing around because you slept in. It's nice to slip back into a normal routine, and it is something you probably didn’t realize you missed until you re-experienced it.
2. Your bathroom.
3. Your favorite restaurant.
4. Your high school friends.
5. Your "downtown."
It’s the place that ties your specific city together. Whether it's the bustling streets of a big city or the quaint antique shops of a small southern town we all love to be in the heart of our hometown. It is the place that centralizes all the town residents and it is the best representation of your town’s soul. While we enjoyed the adventure that came with navigating and learning our respective college city’s downtown, there is nothing like walking the streets that you claim as your own.