So you just finished your first year of college...
After hours upon hours of studying and doing homework, late nights with your friends, and waking up 10 minutes before class, you have officially made it. Saying goodbye to your friends has never felt harder, but you're excited to go home and see your OG friend group that have made you the person you are today.
Here are 11 things that happen when you go home after your first year of college.
1. You finally get a nice home cooked meal.
Although the cafeteria food is okay, you've probably missed having moms famous meatballs, or grandmas home cooked anything. (Is it a rule that all grandmas have to be amazing at cooking?) Nothing beats sitting at the dinner table with your family while your brothers throw food across the table.
2. Your bedroom has been converted to storage
Chances are, your mom has moved all of her JUNK into your bedroom. Shoe boxes everywhere, random bills, old photos, and countless other things. If you ask your dad how it happened he'll probably just shrug and walk away. Be aware that if you touch anything, or try to throw it away your mom will convince you that it has a purpose.
3. Friends from school will text you that they miss you every day.
4. You're going to see your friends from home.
While you've been away a lot has happened in your
5. You're going to get really bored.
When you're at school, you're constantly meeting new people and seeing new faces. Especially if you go to school in a big city or a populated area, everything seems so big and exciting! Going home, everything will feel the same but different. Maybe its because you've seen it all so many times before, but your hometown will start to feel like the smallest place in the world. There will be days that you quite literally will do absolutely nothing all day. At
6. Mom and Dad don't care how late you stay out anymore.
That whole summer right after you graduated high school, your parents were on you like a hawk. You had to tell them where you were at all times, who you were with, what time you're going to be home, and you had to make curfew or else you couldn't go to the 12 grad parties you had the next day. Now, after being away for a year, your parents have calmed down a lot. While they still appreciate knowing where you are, they really could care less what you do. You've been away and on your own for 8 months, so things at home have mellowed out a bit.
7. Everyone will be working, a lot.
As a broke college student, you have come to understand the importance of having your own money. All your friends are back at home working to save up for next semester. Some friends are working to pay off their loans, some to pay tuition next semester, and some to have just a little extra cash on the side. What sucks is that everyone is working different hours so it's hard to see each other. But you're all adults now, right? Some of your friends will have internships, and others will be back at the local ice cream stand. One
8. The bars at home can't compare to the ones at school.
The bars and clubs at school are where some of your best memories from the semester are. There’s nothing like walking home with your best friend at 2 a.m. with your heels in hand laughing about the night you had. At home, the bars are full of people you've never seen before, and it's just not the same.
9. You'll remember how much you missed your pets.
It’s safe to say that we all love our pets. Being away at school was SO hard without your furry best friend, but after the first
10. Your siblings will be a lot nicer to you.
Although you fight like hell, you and your siblings have missed each other a lot over the past year away. Your younger siblings will probably annoy you to
11. Summer will fly by.
Remember that its only three months. In the midst of working, hanging out with friends and family, and the downtime, you'll be back at school before you know it. Don't miss out on having fun this summer!
From a college junior going into their senior year, to the newly finished freshman, it goes by so fast. You're 1/4th of the way there, and summer is the time to remember the times when life was simpler.
Don't forget to have fun, and have a great summer!