I'm Excited For Spring Break, Yes, I Love Being At College

Yes, I'm Excited For Spring Break, Yes, I Love Being At College

The idea that if you are excited to come home for break, you must not be loving college is ridiculous.

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Imagine

You and your friends are all sitting at the coffee shop at your university. Spring break is just weeks away. It feels like it came so fast and also like you have been back at school for years at the same time. If you're like me, you haven't been home since winter break. With spring break fast approaching, you get more and more excited (and a little sad to leave your friends for a week). You and your friends are just enjoying your coffees when one of them asks if you're excited to go home. One of two things usually happens:

1. You respond "Yes, I'm so excited to go home"

Telling this to people is usually followed up by questions like: "Do you not like it here?" "Are you not having fun?" "Why don't you want to be here?".

The problem is, my excitement to go home has nothing to do with how happy I am at college. I love my school. I'm a part of greek life as well as other service clubs and am a frequent fan of the sporting events. I'm just excited to go home and see my hometown and family for a short week and then to come back to college.

I'm excited to go the beach, and In-N-Out and to drive around my small town taking in the sights that I haven't seen in too long. It's different. It's home

2. Scenario 2 is when someone brings up that they're excited to go home because they are homesick. I have missed my family and friends at times (especially birthdays and holidays that I have missed) but I can count on my hand the number of times I've been truly very sad/homesick. This also met with questions of "Don't you miss your family" "Why do you not want to go back?"

Again, I do miss my family and I am excited to go back but I genuinely enjoy college. I know have a great support system waiting for me when I get home. I know my family will be there. My town will be there.

I try not to get so wrapped up in the past that I can't fully enjoy the present.

Not going home every week has built my excitement to actually go home as well as allowed me to have great adventures and to have deep bonds with all the people I love here.

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10 TV Shows That Can Replace 'The Office' On Netflix By 2021

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Netflix has done it again. Created a mass panic. But this time the reason is not that "Friends" is being taken down or renewed for a giant price.

No, this time it is much worse.

Netflix has said in just TWO short years, it is likely NBC will be taking 'The Office' down. I know, it is unthinkable. What else are we suppose to rewatch a hundred times and quote endlessly? You cannot simply take Michael Scott off of Netflix.

The best thing to ever happen was for Netflix to put "The Office", they made it popular again. And you @ me on that. But now they are removing it. I guess we will just have to watch other shows now.

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5 Reasons Why Staying At College For The Summer Is The Ultimate Power Move

No school, no rules, summer vacation at the best place on Earth, also known as college.

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As summer begins, it brings in the joy of no more school but for most what summer really brings is the sad realization that we have to leave our favorite place and go back to our boring home town with none of our new best friends. Although some have decided to stay at college for the summer and they will soon realize why this will be the best choice that they will be making all summer.

1. NO PARENTS 

What's better than no school, warm weather, and most importantly no one to say, "Are you just going to sleep till 2:30 p.m. every day this summer?"

1. It's like the weekend, but every day

Do you know what weekends felt like during the school year when you didn't have anything to do? No? You never had any free weekends? Wow, I'm so sorry. Well, imagine a weekend that you didn't have to do anything. Now multiply that one weekend by seven and you get seven Saturday like days where you do not have a single care in the world.

3. No "Go cut the grass!"

For the sons, you know that annoying time every week when your dad is going to say, "Go cut the grass." There is nothing you can do to get out of it. Well, staying at school for the summer means no more nagging. You get to choose what you do now.

4. The bond of friendship

The friends you make when you stay at college for the summer are different than any other bond. Mostly because you all don't have a care in the world since it's summer in your favorite place. It's a right of passage to call someone your summer college best friends. These are best friends that words wouldn't do justice.

5. The townies

Everybody always wonders what happens to a college town when all the college kids go home. Well, the townies come back in full swing and take their town back. If you stay at your college, you get to experience what most can't even describe in words. To the one mid-40s guy trying to relive his glory days. To the old men hitting on the college girls at the local pub. To the weird towny creatures that make you shiver with fright as you drive past them. Have fun townies, you only have three months.

That dream of "I wish I could just stay here at college with all these people but have no responsibilities" is finally coming true.

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