Coming Home For The Holidays According To Leslie Knope
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Coming Home For The Holidays According To Leslie Knope

This Parks and Rec character has a few thoughts about leaving college for the break.

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Coming Home For The Holidays According To Leslie Knope
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College is a magical, wonderful, exciting and sometimes overwhelming place to be. Students tend to get really excited about going home over the break and take some time off. This time in the real world, however, can be a major shock to the average college student’s system. There are major differences in college life and home life that Leslie Knope can explain far better than I can.

You’ve survived another finals week.

Go ahead, treat yo'self. You’ve successfully made it through another quarter in college.

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Home Food

Everyone knows that the food your mom makes is way better than anything you’ve made thus far in your apartment. So don’t take her cooking for granted this trip.

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NO HOMEWORK

There might be job applications to fill out and classes to enroll in, but those can wait for a little while. Sit down, relax, don’t work.

You can totally sleep in

For the most part, there are way more days during the break that you don’t need to wake up early for. So catch up on some zzz’s.

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Normal people probably sleep earlier than you do, too

Sleeping in is nice and all, but a lot of times you don’t need to because you end up going to bed at 10 instead of 2:00 a.m. I guess the real world doesn’t function as late in the night as college students do. Go figure.

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Your college friends aren’t next door

It’s totally normal to go through withdrawal from lack of school friend time, so keep up with those group texts!

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You’ve become curiously popular

All of a sudden your life has become the topic of conversation during most family meals while everyone in your family tries to figure out what’s happening in your life.

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Netflix will be watched.

The break usually comes with some down time to catch up on all the Netflix you missed out on at school. Good luck.

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Holidays are way fun

Pull out that hot cocoa, decorate that tree, and turn on "Elf." The holidays are upon us!

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Watching people have fun on Snapchat

Sitting home alone is relaxing until you realize that literally all your friends are together having fun on their Snapchat stories.

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Why did I even pack nice clothes?

Let’s be real, this break will mainly consist of oversized sweaters and yoga pants. I didn’t need to bring real clothes with me.

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I think we can all agree with Leslie that home life has its ups and downs. Overall, going home can serve as a great kick-start for the upcoming term going back to school. Having free time to not stress about finals for a few weeks is awesome. Plus, it’s always refreshing to get some family time over the break, no matter how stressful they can get. So enjoy your time back home and, before you know, it you’ll be back on campus getting lost on your first day of class next quarter.

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