Coming home can be exiting and scary for college students, especially for me. This is because I have learned to be by myselves and I have gotten use to this and when I come home I want to still have that freedom that I learned about in college. Reading the following list below will help family's know what not to do as your college student comes home.

 1.  I got used to living independently at college and I should not be ashamed of that 

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Being on my own for a semester feeding myself, washing my own clothes, and doing what I want to do anytime of the night or day (grant it I choose to sleep half the time, but still having the freedom to choose that independently) I have gotten use to this and going home should not have to change this

2.  I shouldn’t have to change or revert back to who I was when I was home

And just because I am going home does not mean I should be the girl everyone knew when they left…

3. I am old enough to no longer have a “Curfew”; I am not a child anymore I have grown somewhat

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I should be able to have my newly learnt independence even if my parents are around; this is a good habit that I should remain to have

4. I still need you and your support; you are my family and I love you 

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That being said yes, I have grown up and learn to live on my own, but just because I have become someone that does not need you for every little thing does not mean I don't need my family. I love you guys and I need you to be there for me rather that is if I am calling with exciting news or calling because I am having a mental break down. Support is something I truly need from you now

 5. Please for the love of God, DO NOT ask me about dating

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It is hard to date in college let's just leave it at that…

 6. Do not try to set me up on a date 

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Suggestions do not hurt especially when they are super cute, but do not set me up on a date with them I can do that myself

 7. Yes, I would love food

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I have either been eating the same food for the past couple months or take out, so a home cooked meal is something you for sure cannot go wrong with… it will actually be orgasmic

  8. Do not ask “What do I want?” 

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Stop asking "What do I want?" I want my degree that I am in school for and money because I am BROKE!

9.  Do not ask what I am doing with my life I am trying to figure it out

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I am still in school give me time; do not go around bugging me on this

 10. Do not put me on a pedestal, I am human, and I make mistakes

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And just because I am in school and you are a #proudmom let's not go around showing off on others because that is not nice, and it puts more stress on me to do better and trust me I am stressed enough

I might not be the most excited to return home, but I am glad for a break and to see all my family and friends as long as these guidelines are followed I promise I will not blow up at you!

Sincerely,

A girl just trying to survive :)