The 5 Things You Miss When You Are Home From College
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The 5 Things You Miss When You Are Home From College

It is okay to miss your college life when you are home for the summer.

The 5 Things You Miss When You Are Home From College

Everyone says that you will miss being home when you go away to college. Funny thing is, there are more things I miss about living at college than I did when I missed living at home. There was just something about living at college that allowed me to truly find myself and it truly did become my second home. When I was first looking at going away to college, I looked at it like just going to school and how it would be nothing else of importance to me. But now, I can say that my college is like my second home and even possibly my future second home. Yes, New Jersey will always be my original home, but because of living on campus, Pennsylvania will always be my second home.

Dining Hall Food

And no the quality of the food is not the reason I am saying I miss the dining hall food. It is the convenience of always finding something to eat for every meal, even if they are having a bad day with food options. At home, you eat what you can find in the house and sometimes that doesn't leave you with many options.

Dorm Beds

I know most people won't agree with me on this one but when I went away to college, my parents turned my old bedroom into an office, and in that office, is a sofa bed for me to sleep on. So yes, I miss my dorm bed terribly. It is and will probably always be more comfortable than this sofa bed.

Live in Best Friends

Being able to walk down the hall or take the elevator to a different floor definitely beats driving over 30 minutes to see your best friends. No matter how much you love your best friends, you love keeping the gas in your tank a little longer, especially with gas prices these days.

Constant On The Go

Being in college can be any way you like it, whether that be constantly on the go doing things or just a mellow afternoon. With all the fees that college makes you pay for, it is nice when there is a 9:00 pm BINGO night you can attend or a movie night in the dorms on Fridays.



Ah! The freedom you get when living on campus is one thing I truly miss. Being able to dictate when things need to be done in the room and not fighting family members for the washer and dryer. Also always knowing your snacks are untouched because there is no one else to eat them when you are out.

It is possible to love your college more than being home in the summers and it is okay to miss being away at college. It might be a little weird if you start confessing to missing the homework and overload of assignments but there is no judgment here. Just remember, if you haven't graduated yet, you still have time to enjoy all of this before you go off in the world and begin to adult. And remember, you can do whatever you want when you are an adult, as long as you don't do something illegal, so this all could continue even when you are an adult.

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