9 Thoughts College Kids Have Over Thanksgiving Break That'll Make You Thankful To Go Back To School The Next Week

9 Thoughts College Kids Have Over Thanksgiving Break That'll Make You Thankful To Go Back To School The Next Week

You do not realize the different lifestyle you have until you go back home.

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1. Is the food ready yet?

We love instant gratification. We don't eat all day, just for 6 pm to strike and for all of us to pig out.

2. "No Auntie, I am still single."

We do not need a reminder about how we are going to grow up alone with cats.

3. We miss our friends

Being around family instantly brings us back to high school and how we couldn't wait to graduate and go off to college. We miss our friends, the pranks, and fun late nights we would have on/off campus.

4. "Can I get some privacy, please?"

Speaking of old high school days, while on break, parents just waltz right into your room or are constantly knocking on your door. In college, everyone keeps to themselves in their room and if you want the privacy, just close the door and you are invisible to the world.

5. Having to ask to go out

I remembered the first time this happened to me freshman year. I was going to the movies with some old friends, thinking nothing of it, I grabbed my coat and my keys and was just walking to the door. I then hear, "Where are you going?" "Out." "Out with who?" "My friends." "What friends?" You get the idea.

6. I cannot sleep in my bed at home

I don't know why, but once I got so used to my bed back in college, when I would come home, my bed here was not the same. I have friends who just sleep on their couch or in the basement because they feel the same way. Your bed at home does not feel like yours anymore.

7. "Do I need to do EVERYTHING around here?"

We are so used to just doing things only for ourselves that our family is so shocked when we don't automatically do things for them anymore. It's crazy, I know.

8. I forgot *insert favorite article of clothing* 

Going back and forth between school, you are bound to forget something. College is where all your favorite stuff is and if you leave it there, then being at home can sometimes be a drag

9. Seeing people you used to not like in high school

Whether it be at the grocery store, the mall or even around the neighborhood, you are bound to run into someone you used to know and don't talk to anymore. So what do you do? Do you just smile and wave? Awkwardly hold a 5-minute conversation on how you two should have drinks sometime? I honestly don't know. I am still trying to figure that out myself.

But even though all this could happen to you, there is still a part of you deep down that loves and missed your family.

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14 Types Of Girls You Meet At Every College Party As Told By 'The Bachelor' Contestants

There are girls crying, people making out, and more drama than I can handle.

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'Bachelor' season is upon us, which means Monday nights are now filled with more drama, more wine, and more crazy. For those of you who are adamant fans, you know what's up. But for those of you still denying yourself the simple (yet insanely chaotic) pleasure of watching the show that makes millions of girls have way too high of expectations for love- you are missing out. It's good, it's terrible, but at the end of the day, you get to spend 2+ hours invested in a bunch of women you don't know dealing with problems that don't affect us in the real world.

Thinking about it, it's just like every college party I've ever been to. There are girls crying, people making out, and more drama than I can handle. Can you tell I don't get out much?

Here are the typical college girls you usually come across on a Friday night.

1. The girl who can't stop crying.

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As soon as she downs a couple shots of tequila, her emotions run high and the tears start flowing.

2. The girl who is so rude, you wonder why she's even here in the first place.

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She's not here to play games. She isn't afraid to tell it like it is or make a few enemies, even at a darty in the middle of the school year.

3. The girl that can't stop eating.

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But like, same tho.

4. The girl that seems to always have her tongue down some dudes throat.

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Hey, no judgement. You do you, girl.

5. The girl that's just a little bit on the crazy side.

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6. The girl who's just there to have a good time.

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She's the one dancing all by herself till 2 a.m. every weekend and always having a blast.

7. The girl too drunk to function.

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You know you're going to have to help her into the Uber in about 20 minutes before she pukes everywhere.

8. The girl who only goes out to get dressed up and show off.

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9. The girl who ends up leaving you for some random dude she just met 10 minutes ago.

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And she's your ride. Sucks for you.

10. The girl always ready to start a fight.

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You can pick her out by the shape of her eyebrows. This girl is usually quiet, loyal, and willing to bitch-slap anyone who comes between her and her one night out.

11. The girl looking for her future husband.

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For some reason, this girl thinks that her Mr. Right is going to be found at 3 a.m. in the nastiest bar downtown. Trust me honey, you can do better than that.

12. The girl who won't mind her own business.

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She LOVES knowing everything about everyone and makes her way through the party at least 3 times to get the full scoop on everyone there.

13. The girl who seems to have been raised by a pack of wild bears. 

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She acts like she's never been out of the house, or that her parents didn't raise her, like, at all.

14. The girl who's just there to take care of everybody.

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The typical "mom" friend and DD.

If I've learned anything from watching 'The Bachelor' or from college, it's that there's no such thing as normal.

I'd much rather spend my time watching Netflix in bed all day than have to put on jeans just to go to a party where drunk people get too close to me. The heart wants what the heart wants.

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Don't Waste Your Break Just Lying Around All Day

There are plenty of things that you can do so you don't feel unproductive.

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As college students, during break, we all just want to recover all of the energy we lost during the semester. Obviously, this is important, since we only have a few weeks of recuperation before we have to bust our asses all over again. Don't mistake relaxation with unproductivity, though. There are tons of ways to make sure to stay relaxed and stress free during break, but also be able to not waste the days away.

For starters, going to the gym is a perfect way to feel like you are getting stuff done. Even if you literally do nothing else all day but wake up, go to the gym, and go back home and lay around, you are still going to feel like you got something done, and you'll probably feel a lot better to. Break is the best time to get a new routine down, so why not utilize it?

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We're all in college and broke, so break is a good time to go back to work and get some extra spending money for the next semester. Even if you only make like $300 in the few weeks you have, that's $300 more you have to spend on food or...the weekends. Also, even though work can be a little stressful, it's only for a little bit of the day, and then you can go home and do nothing like you were planning on anyway. If you're afraid a job will get in the way of hanging out with friends - we're adults, just learn how to plan around it.

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Hanging with friends and family is a great way to spend break, though. Make sure to do that as much as possible. Especially if your friends don't go to the same college as you, or if you're going somewhere far from home where you won't see your family as often as they would like to see you.

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Finally, I'm not gonna sit here and pretend like laying around and doing nothing isn't the absolute best way to spend break, so if that's how you're gonna spend it, might as well bang out those Netflix series. Personally, a day of laying in bed feels much more productive if I've gotten through 8 episodes of a series rather than just playing around on my phone. So on that note, some series you should check out right now:

-"Narcos" and "Narcos: Mexico"
-"Black Mirror"
-"The Ranch"
-"Mad Men"

These are just some of my top favorite right now, so check them out if you are looking for something good to start watching.


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Don't let this break get away from you. You can relax and get stuff done all at the same time.

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