Ah, the sweet aroma of trash rooms, burnt cookies, and backed up plumbing pipes. Sounds inviting, doesn't it? Yeah, it may be hard to readjust to dorm life after settling back into the comfort of your home. But, have no fear- there are some positives to returning back to campus for another awesome semester!
1. Reuniting with friends!
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It was wonderful to come home and drown myself in love and attention from my family. Seriously, I could brunch with my mom every day for the rest of my life and be completely happy. However, I made some of my best friends in the entire world when I went to college, so breaks from school also mean distance from them. While sometimes I'm not quite ready to leave my fam, by halfway through my trip I am itching to attack my roommates in a grand cuddle attack that trumps any and all before it! Plus, let's be honest, there were times that I got pretty bored over the break.
2. Free reign on food
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Okay, I know caf food is less than appealing. Especially when you're leaving all of the deliciousness that came with eating at home during the holidays. Think about this, though. Leaving home and returning back to college means leaving restrictions and returning to freedom. You get to choose if you want the salad bar, the pasta line, or the student center full of fast food options for dinner tonight. Nothing except for ice cream sounds good? Who's stopping you from indulging in some double fudge brownie and calling it a night? I'm definitely not!
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Chilling out for three weeks with no responsibilities was definitely not something I can complain about. It was wonderful; I don't think I opened my binder once. I still kept up with my workouts and such, but I went whenever I wanted to. Hello, snooze button! However, those late mornings will definitely catch up with me when my 6:30 alarm goes off once school starts back. After a few days, it will be nice to be back in my normal daily rhythm; my body and mind will sense the familiarity. I will have things to occupy my time now because let's face it, productivity is a virtue. I miss my daily coffee time in the student center, my lunch dates, and my roomie Walmart runs.
Breaks are glorious creations that save students from complete mental breakdowns. But that's just it; they're breaks. Eventually, we must return to our collegiate lifestyles that await us as a new semester begins. While we may not be ready yet, school beckons for our return. But hey, college has become home-away-from-home, and everyone knows it's nice to be home.