I Am The College Girl Who Totally Enjoys, And Looks Forward To, Going Home
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I Am The College Girl Who Totally Enjoys, And Looks Forward To, Going Home

I enjoy going home and it is totally OK.

I Am The College Girl Who Totally Enjoys, And Looks Forward To, Going Home
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I am a college freshman and I enjoy going home. During the Summer before I moved to school, I could not wait to get out and be “on my own”.

I knew I would go home every once in a while, because I am super close with my family, but I had no idea how often I would actually go home. I am from Canton, GA which is about a 2-hour drive from Athens. When I first moved in I was a little nervous about the drive, but let me tell you, I feel like I could make that drive in my sleep I have done it so many times now!

I like going home for lots of different reasons! One big reason being how close I am with my family. When I walk into my house a warm, comforting feeling just rushes through my body completely. It is a feeling I do not think will ever go away no matter how old I get. Having my sweet dog greet me at the top of the stairs with overwhelming excitement makes it just a bit sweeter! Many people may think it is strange, but yes, I am a teenager and I enjoy spending time with my parents! My mom is my absolute best friend and getting to spend time with her is something I really cherish and look forward too.

Not to mention she always feels the need to take me shopping when I come home which is always a nice bonus lol!

Another reason I like coming home is to see the people I was close to before I left for college. No matter how many texts, snapchats, or FaceTime calls there are it is still hard being miles away from people I use to see every day. One of my closest friends is someone I always make time to see when I come home. Our whole lives we have lived 2 minutes from each other. We grew up together, and with her being two years older than me she was that big sister I never had. We had classes together when I duel enrolled at Kennesaw State University and we worked at the same place over the Summer. We were and still are inseparable. Moving away from her was just as hard as moving away from my family (don’t tell my parents that lol)! But seriously, it was hard going from spending enormous amounts of time together to only getting to see each other a day on the weekends when I come home.

And I am grateful for the time we get to spend together when I come home!

In college there is almost a negative connotation surrounding going home, and I do not know why. I think it is normal, especially freshman year, to miss your hometown. With me being an in-state student and living semi close, I am blessed that I can go home whenever I want. Plus, who does not want to sleep in their own bed for a couple nights?! Because a twin XL bunkbed is not comfortable. I do not care what anyone says! People always make comments to me about how I am frequently I come home and I am sure I will come home less the older I get but as of now I do not see a problem with it.

I love the school I go to and have made so many fantastic friends there, but coming home to my family and friends is something I thoroughly enjoy.

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