5 Stages Of Going Home For Summer, As Told By Spongebob
Start writing a post
Student Life

5 Stages Of Going Home For Summer, As Told By Spongebob

Summer vacation — when you have to live at home and leave all of your friends.

5 Stages Of Going Home For Summer, As Told By Spongebob

Summer means something totally different in college than it did in high school. In college, you’re leaving your best friends you’ve been around constantly for about nine months to go home for a straight three months. They’ll no longer be in the building over to make a late-night run to McDonald’s. They’re now hours away, and you might get to see them once a month. You may even get separation anxiety because you miss them so much! Rather in high school, you’re just a few minutes down the street from the people you used to see every day. In short, summer vacation in college is absolutely terrible.

1. Leaving campus

This is one of the hardest parts of going home — the goodbyes. You are forced to say goodbye to your best friends ever and not know when you will see them again! Tears are shed and huge hugs are given.

2. The drive home

The reality sets in. You and your best friends just went your separate ways to your respective homes. You won’t be able to see them tomorrow. Now, even more tears are shed, and you play the songs y’all always listened to.

3. Arriving home

You finally arrive home after a long drive to be greeted by your loving family and pets. It’s a wonderful feeling to finally be able to relax and not worry about school! You don’t have to study, do homework, wake up to an alarm, cook or worry about buying your own groceries. You are finally free.

4. Boredom strikes

About one week into summer, boredom begins to set in. You constantly sleep, watch Netflix and sit in silence wondering what to do. At school, you could just call one of your friends to come over or hang out with your roommate, but they’re no longer easily accessible. You now constantly text them in your group message because it’s the closest thing you have to hanging out with them. Maybe you'll even use this free time to get a job! (Maybe. Just maybe.)

5. The wait until fall semester begins

You accept the fate of summer vacation and just enjoy spending time with your family while you can! The best you can do is enjoy the times you see your friends over summer and impatiently wait for fall semester to begin; then you can see them again (74 days to be exact).

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments