17 Best Things About Coming Home From College
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17 Best Things About Coming Home From College

There's no place like home, especially during the holidays.

17 Best Things About Coming Home From College

A wise Twitter post once said, "Home makes you appreciate college, and college makes you appreciate home."

After a difficult semester, coming home for the holidays is the ultimate relief. You get to relax, unwind, sleep, and eat your heart out. Here are some of the best things about coming home from college.

1. Your own bed.

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We can all agree that college dorm beds are too small, hard, and uncomfortable. Even with a mattress pad, there is nothing like your bed at home that you slept in every night for the first 18 years of your life...especially after a long drive home from campus.

2. Your own bedroom.

Just like there's no place like home, there's no place in the world like your childhood bedroom. Coming back to it after months away is like diving into the person you are, which is so easy to forget when burdened with the trials of a semester away at school.

3. Privacy.

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No matter how awesome your roommate is, we all need a little privacy and alone time once in a while, and living at college makes that hard for most of us. The quiet retreat into your childhood bedroom for an uninterrupted evening of watching Netflix or just scrolling social media is a great way to recharge after the semester from hell.

4. Pets.

Animal lovers would agree that coming home after not seeing your pet(s) for months is pretty much the best part. The look on their faces when they see you is priceless.

5. Family.

Depending on how close your family is, seeing them during the holiday season is heartwarming. Being reunited with your favorite cousin can be just what you need after a difficult semester.

6. Hometown friends.

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Reuniting with your friends from high school during college breaks is an amazing feeling. Catching up in person is so much better than catching up over text or FaceTime. Nothing beats being back together again- just like old times.

7. Real food...

8. ...and not having to swipe for it.

No calculations necessary to see if you have enough meal swipes to eat dinner tonight!

9. Decent water pressure.

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Dorm showers suck in so many ways. One of the first things I do when I get home is take a nice, hot shower and revel in the decent water pressure.

10. No shower shoes!

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Need I say more? Communal showers are just gross.

11. 2-ply.

Yes, college, we're looking at you.

12. Reliable Wi-Fi.

College campus Wi-Fi is notoriously unreliable and often requires frequently disconnecting your devices from it then reconnecting — sometimes multiple times a day. Home is where your devices not only automatically connect, it is also where the Wi-Fi connection is actually good.

13. Not having to keep track of your key and ID every second of the day.

We've all had that moment of panic when we realize we locked ourselves out of our room. At home, however, it's so relaxing to be able to leave your room without locking your door and having your key in hand...or else.

14. Not having to fight for a washing machine.

Ah, the ability to do laundry in peace, without the fear of some rando walking in and throwing your clothes on the ground.

15. Not having to listen to your upstairs neighbors at all hours of the day and night.

Whether it's a neighbor who stomps around like an elephant or a sexually active couple, there's nothing worse than having to deal with strangers being loud. At home, you can tell your brother to shut up and be done with it.

16. Being able to do nothing and not feel bad about it.

During the semester, you can always be doing something school-related, so even if you finished your homework for the next day, you still can't relax and do nothing without it weighing on you that there's so much more you could be working on. Being home for the holidays means true relaxation, with no guilt or fear of falling behind on schoolwork.

17. Actually going to bed at a reasonable hour.

We are all guilty of staying up way later than we should in college, whether it be studying, working, or just hanging out with friends, it's so easy to mess up our sleep schedules and wear ourselves out. At home, we can actually get to bed on time and get a full eight hours! Catching up on sleep is the most important part of winter break.

Enjoy it while you can!

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