Now, don't get me wrong, not under any circumstances do I miss the schoolwork or the closet-like dorm rooms. I am glad that I am relieved of the stress of exams and have room to breathe at home. However, after almost two months at home, I really want to go back to college. At first, I had absolutely no idea why. I have home-cooked food, I get to hang out with my friends without the looming pressure of school, and I essentially can do as I please. What's wrong with that?
Turns out, a lot. Even though I go to an internship three days a week and spend time with my friends and family, I feel like I have loads of time where nothing is going on. I literally have been forcing myself to go out of the house and finding hobbies to keep myself occupied. In college, there is never a dull moment since I am always surrounded by my friends or classmates. I either have to go to class or do classwork and in the minimal spare time I do have, I can watch TV or read. There is also generally a routine in college that makes the time go by faster. At home, I'm able to wake and sleep as I please with no real deadlines.
Additionally, at home, I am with my parents and with that comes responsibilities and restrictions. In college, I can make my own decisions without worry, but at home, everything has to be approved by the parents first. They're more loving and less controlling when they're a bit far away.
Most importantly, I miss the people at Stony. I was so used to being around them every day that it feels so odd not to see them for weeks at a time. They became my sort of family over there and I am counting down the days until I can see them again.