6 Stages of Winter Break
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6 Stages of Winter Break

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

6 Stages of Winter Break

Winter break and you have this complicated relationship. The beginning is amazing and you can't believe you went 3 months without that beautiful hometown feel. But it's inevitable to go from your honeymoon stage to the ever dreaded lull period where you're not sure if you still love it or not. All of a sudden neither of you are that into it anymore. College is a different world and going back to your homework to hibernate is difficult for any college student, going from "I can't wait to get home" to "I can't wait to be back."

1. Christmas, New Year's, oh my.

Home sweet home. Home cooked meals, and because it's Christmas, Grandma made her famous Carrot cake. Sweatpants, all day, every day. Nothing but sleeping in, visiting hometown favorites, local coffee and just driving because you missed that Mom SUV of yours. Bliss, absolute bliss.

2. Minimum wage is calling, and you're too broke to ignore it.

You never really thought this would come. But that all too real moment of checking your bank account and seeing a frighteningly low number for your balance caused a few silent tears. You begrudgingly trek back to the minimum wage that you left happily during the last few days of summer.

3. Realizing your small town, is still a SMALL town.

You thought graduation day was the last time your class would meet. You thought wrong. You all accidentally went to the same place for breakfast and felt the all too real awkwardness of not knowing how long to talk to each other but also you can't help but smile at how your hometown will always connect you to the people you have known since kindergarten.

4. You mean I can’t swipe my Student ID for this?

Real money still exists and it is a cold slap in the face.

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5. What do you mean my day can’t start at 8 PM and end at 5 AM?

The normal routine of human existence doesn't really happen on a college campus. But mom says sleeping in past dinner is “lazy”.

6. Your friends start to leave, there for so does your social life.

You are one of the last to leave and suddenly you are counting down the days to all-nighters, dining hall food, and that creaking twin bed that your mom tricked out with the best mattress pad Bed, Bath, and Beyond could provide.

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