It's that time of year again! The semester has come to a close and we are all home for winter break. Winter break is a great time to relax and recharge before the upcoming semester, but if you're like me, it can get kind of lonely. So here are my stages of missing my roommates.
1. The goodbye
You all say your goodbyes as your finals end and you are excited to go home and see your respective families. You know you will miss each other, but it hasn't quite set in yet.
2. Enjoying your alone time
If you're like me, you need alone time every once in awhile. I love my roommate, but there's not much privacy in a 10x9 box. This is your time to walk around your room naked, shower without shoes, and do everything you're not usually able to do while at college.
The novelty of being home for the holidays has worn off and you realize how nice it is to always have people to talk to.
4. The feels
Your friends at home don't understand the inside jokes that you and your roommates share. You find that you're explaining yourself when you're talking about them. You find yourself texting them that you miss them, looking back at old pictures, and remembering the times you all experienced together. You can't wait to see them again, because FaceTime is not doing it justice.
5. The reunion
After all of the excitement of Christmas, you're ready to go back to college. You realize how much you appreciate having your roommates around and you never want to leave them again.