8 Things I Miss About Home

8 Things I Miss About Home

Obviously I miss my family, friends, and dogs, but these are things that I didn't expect to miss as much as I do.
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Fall break just ended at my school, and I was one of the few kids that didn’t get to go home for the weekend. It was a weekend full of Netflix, sleep, and no roommates. It was great, but after seeing everyone back at school, talking about seeing their family and friends, I realize how much I would love to go home right about now. I’m from St. Louis, a place that I never thought I would miss. But after living there for 18 years and then one day picking up my life and moving it to Texas, there are certain things I miss about home.

1. Being able to drive

My 16-year-old brother got the luxury of getting my car when I left, so that meant that I would not be road-tripping my car down to Texas. As much as I miss my actual car, I miss my freedom more. I miss being about to jump in the car and go meet my friends and I would give anything to have the freedom of leaving campus without having to bug my roommate to drive me or paying for an Uber.

2. The Valley

Back home we have this place called The Valley. It a hub in the middle of town where all of the best stores and restaurants are located. It’s 10 minutes from my house and it’s where most of my friends and I would spend our weekends.

3. Bread Co.

For those of you who don’t know, the restaurant you all know and love as Panera, started as St. Louis Bread Company. If you ever come to St. Louis, you will notice that there is a Panera on every corner and if you ever need help finding one, just follow the group of cars heading there around lunchtime.

4. Working WiFi

The WiFi on campus isn’t the best. It fails to connect all the time and the service in my dorm room sucks. I cannot wait until I can rely on my WiFi to get me through more than one episode of "The Office" again.

5. The leaves changing colors

Here in Texas, fall is really delayed. I’m used to all of the windows in my house being opened and the AC turned off in late September. This also means that everything here is still green. Green is pretty, don’t get me wrong, but the array of colors lining each road back home is way prettier.

6. Certain restaurants

I spent the past four years of high school going out to eat wayyyyyy more than I’d like to admit, but now I miss all of those places where I didn’t even need a menu to know what I wanted.

7. My kitchen

I love to cook, so living in a dorm room with no kitchen is a struggle. The only meals I can make are those that require a microwave or no appliances at all. I already have a list of things I want to make when I get home, and none of them require a microwave.

8. My large bed

Every since I was old enough to have a “big girl bed,” I had a queen-sized bed. I could sprawl out in any direction and still not have any of my limbs hanging off the edge. Now, I am confined to the XL twin beds that my school provides, and let me just say, I cannot wait to sleep in my large bed again.

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1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"

2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."

4. "What should I caption this??"

5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"

6. "Should we order pizza?"

7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"

8. "How is it already 3 AM?"

9. "I need a drink."

10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."

11. "GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED."

12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."

13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"

14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."

35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."

36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"

41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."

47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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We're all going on our separate paths, but we're growing nonetheless.

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Honestly, its still weird to see everyone I grew up with and went to school with, just going forward in their lives. No, I'm not hating and wanting them to stay stuck. It's nothing like that. It's more amazement than anything else.

When you're a kid, you're always talking about what you want to be when you're an adult. You talk about the life you want to live and the things you want to do and accomplish. So when you're getting closer to the age of adulthood, you get cold feet. At least I do. Just a tiny bit.

It's more so because of where I'm at in my journey and the current path that I'm on. My friends and I may be there beside each other along the way, but that doesn't mean our paths have the same obstacles and ending.

For me, I'm still in college. I'm in the process of doing research and searching for grad schools. I'm looking for schools that have the program I desire and to see if some schools have Ph.D. programs that I can go straight into and earn my Master's along the way.

I have people I graduated with who are in college still, but I don't know their goals post-graduation. I have friends who are working towards their career all while starting their own families (I'm so proud of y'all). I enjoy seeing how everyone has started to come into their own. We are trying to do the best we can with the tools we were given plus what we have to learn on our own.

Also, sometimes I feel left behind when I see that some of my friends are getting married and starting their lives. I just feel as if I'm not where I'm supposed to be and it honestly makes me question myself along with my goals. Like, am I not doing enough? Am I'm just moving to slow or am I on my right path, going the correct speed?

Then I realize that I can't compare my journey with everyone else's. I have my own path that I need to focus on so that I can get to wherever I'm going. I can't live my life if I'm constantly worried about whether or not I need to do the same thing as my other friends. I'll get there in my own terms and time.

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