Finals week has come to an end and you're happy to finally relax and go home. You're happy to see your family, hometown friends and your dog. Having at least a month for winter break away from college is the greatest feeling in the world. Think about it: binge-watching Netflix, sleeping in until whatever time you desire and eating your mom's delicious cooking. Throughout the break, you start to miss hanging out with your college best friends every day, though. You realize you can't walk into their apartment unannounced or spend every second together. Instead, you have to check the Find My Friends app to see where they are, text the group chat asking what they're doing and just wait for next semester to start.
Being home gets lonely
You either live with your best friends or just hang out with each other every day, but once you're at home, hanging out in your room all day gets lonely. You're usually with someone 24/7 making jokes at each other. Take this GIF for example. That's how you feel on the inside when you're not with your best friends.
Separation anxiety gets real
Separation anxiety doesn't only happen in relationships. It happens with your best friends as well. If I thought being away from my friends over Thanksgiving was hard, winter break is going to be harder. 3-4 weeks without them seems like a long time, only because so much might happen that you need to tell them and texting can sometimes get tiring.
You annoy each other with texts
Truth is, it's hard to stay in touch over the break. Everyone is either busy with other plans, family or sleeping. When your college friends don't respond fast enough to your texts, you decide to bombard them with messages until they do. There's that one person in the friend group that keeps you updated with their life hourly, but gets sad when someone doesn't respond. (I sometimes read the messages and then forget to respond. Oops, sorry friends).
You realize how clingy you actually are
After sending all of those annoying text messages to your best friends, you definitely realize you're clingy and want attention from them. It's almost like your whole friend group is dating, only you're not. Does anyone else get butt-hurt if their friends don't respond to their texts of love?
Anticipation to seeing them again
At the end of the break, you're sad to be leaving home and heading back into reality. Sadly, no more laziness and binge-watching shows on Netflix all day. At the same time, you're excited to see your best friends and be able to hang out with them 24/7 again. You get to annoy each other in person instead of over text messaging. Your college best friends are your friends for life, and you wouldn't want it any other way.
You start planning how to spend the next breaks/ holidays with each other
After being away from your friends, you start planning how to spend the holidays and breaks with each other for next year. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break or the summer, you want to be able to have fun with them outside of the school year. I know my friends and I already have our spring break and summer plans set.