So the holidays are finally here and guess what that means? Yup. You guessed it right. You get to go home to your loved ones. While this can be both exciting and daunting there are a few things that happen once you do get home and for the most part they're inevitable. But hey, who says that has to be a bad thing?!
1. Tons and tons of hugs
Guys, it's like they never end. Especially once you try to leave (Yes, I'm talking to you mom). That's okay though because hugs make the world go round, right?
2. Home cooked meals
The first time you have a home cooked meal after months of either eating out of your dorm or making multiple trips to your campus cafeterias is a pretty special moment, especially when you eat with the rest of your family.
3. Finally seeing your animals
Okay, I'm pretty sure I speak for about 95% of the population of college students when I say that one of the best things about going home is seeing your dog or your cat or your rabbit, etc. Whatever animal(s) you may have, the point is that you've missed them terribly and they've missed you.
4. The "Is there anyone in particular in your life or..?" question
Brace yourselves for this one question. With Thanksgiving in only a few days and Christmas and New Years right around the corner, there is no escaping this conversation. No way. Whether it's friends, family, co-workers, there's just no way out. Nobody is safe.
5. Seeing old friends that you haven't seen in months
One of the best feelings is finally getting to see your back-home friends after being tossed and left to fend for yourself (thanks mom and dad) in an entirely different town with people you've never met before (just kidding, who doesn't love traveling to different places and meeting new people?).
6. "How's college?"
What you want to say: "Oh, it's great. I've only had about 321950716581 breakdowns, had to complete a test where half of the material was never taught in class or in the textbook, contemplated walking dogs for a living instead, and pulled at least twenty all nighters. I'm good. It's good. Everything is good." *smiles through the pain*
What you actually say: "It's going really well!! I've met so many people, I'm having the time of my li-." "Oh.. my, my grades? Oh no no..haha.. we don't need to talk about those. Haha hahaha hah.. not of importance. Oh my goodness you'd never believe how beautiful the rec center is and the football games are so much fun! Here let me show you some pictures of me and my friends this past Saturday!"
7. Sleeping in your own bed
That's all I have to say about that.