College breaks are a time to relax and forget about all the stresses that may occur in your dorm room. But it's very important to remember some things during your break from your home away from home.
DO plan ahead on how you're going to get home. DON'T snore loudly on the bus.
I am fortunate enough to go to a school with a bus station very close by making it easy to get home whenever I need to. If you're like me, make sure to plan your ticket in advance so you're not struggling to find a ticket on a sold-out bus last minute. However, when you're on that bus, please be considerate of your fellow passengers. Don't talk loudly on the phone, don't listen to music without headphones. It's simple.
DO make plans with any friends who may be home. Don't neglect your parents.
I get so excited whenever I find out that I have friends home at the same time as me. I'm anxious to hang out and get food at all our favorite hometown spots. I always find myself out of the house, much to my parent's dismay. I try to stay home at least a few mornings or nights to hang out with my parents. They support me in everything I do, so it's only fair I spend time with them.
DO make sure to eat at all your favorite spots. DON'T forget the power of a home-cooked meal.
Long Island Bagels are something I do not get up at school. Naturally, the first thing I do when I get home is get a tie-dye bagel with two eggs scrambled from my favorite bagel place. I go out so much to all my places that I find myself never eating at home. However, whenever my mom makes my favorite food I always remember how much I love a good home-cooked meal.
DO study and catch up on work. DON'T lose sight of fun.
Break is a perfect time to catch up on work without all the added pressure of extracurriculars and hanging out with friends. It's tempting to try to get everything done when you have the time. Just remember, it is break. You're allowed to have fun! Study up, but also hang out with friends, family, and pets!
Well, there you have it: the do's and don'ts of any break. Have fun and be safe!