The 5 Best Things About Coming Home From School

The 5 Best Things About Coming Home From School

Being away at school might be great, but there really is no place like home.

Even though I love being away at school, there are still some things that you can only get at home. This list if for those days where you're just sitting and waiting for your next class and thinking about how much you might hate school. If that's how you're feeling right now, power through! Soon you'll be able to go home and do all the things!

1. Your pets

There’s nothing better than coming home to your awaiting pets and smothering them with hugs. Even though there's a ninety-percent chance that my dog will growl at me for doing just that, I do it anyway. However, if you’re really lucky, they’ll react like those dogs that go viral for the way they greet their humans after being deployed for a long time. Regardless of how they initially react there’s nothing better than snuggling up to your pets after a long time of being apart.

2. Your family

No matter who your family might be, whether they’re actually related to you or not, coming home to a big hug from them is the best. Yeah, we might be budding adults but every now and then you need a hug from someone who has their life together. They remind you that things really will be okay.

3. All the food

If your family is anything like mine, you're about to be eating good for the next couple of days. There’s just something about your mom making you your favorite meal. Yeah, you might try to replicate it from time to time at school, but you know it’ll never be as good. So, sit back, unbutton the top button of your jeans and enjoy all the things.

4. Being able to relax in your space

Coming home from being away at school and laying down in your own bed might be the best thing ever. There’s just something familiar about snuggling up in your favorite sheets in your room that makes everything a little better. You sleep sounder and you wake up feeling much more refreshed than you ever could at school. I think sleeping in your bed from home might actually have ~healing powers~.

5. Hanging out with old friends

Whether it’s going to your favorite frozen yogurt place or catching up at your home church these moments are great. Even though miles might separate you during the week, or the school year truly old friends can catch up right where they left off.

Being away at school might be great, but there really is no place like home.

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The Struggles Of Being Sick In College, Away From Home, Without Mom

What it's really like to be sick in college.

It’s that time of the year. People are sneezing and coughing, whether it’s during class, while walking past each other, or in your residence hall. The one thing you’re trying not to do is get sick. And of all things that could happen, you get sick.

I got sick for the first time away from home and it absolutely sucks. Your mom isn’t there to take care of you. She would give you the right medication, make sure you’re well rested, and call you out of school. You didn’t have to worry about what medicine you were supposed to take and which ones at what time.

You also have to go to class no matter how sick you are. Some teachers understand that students get sick, but unfortunately, a lot do not. And honestly, why would you want to miss class? This means missing a lecture, a quiz, or a test, and there is no chance to make up any of those.

On top of that, since everyone goes to class when they’re sick, they get everyone around them sick as well. It’s inevitable. Sickness spreads like a wildfire in college and the cycle is never going to end. The only way to avoid this is to keep washing your hands and hope for the best.

No matter how sick you are though, life just keeps going. You still are going to go out with your friends, go to meetings, and go to events. There really is no time to recover because of everything going on all the time. Being sick is annoying but it’s not a college experience without getting sick at least once. Just remember to keep using hand sanitizer, washing your hands and being healthy in general. If you keep up healthy habits, you won’t have to worry about being stressed while being sick.

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Freshman Year As Told By "FR.I.E.N.D.S."

The cruel realities of the best experiences.

Apart from being your first year in college, freshman year is the year for many other firsts, as well. For many, it is the first time living away from home, first time with a roommate, first time having this great amount of responsibility. But, to not give much away, here are the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. gifs depicting freshman year!

1. Orientation

You could be the biggest social butterfly and you would still find orientation to be one of the most awkward experiences there are. The good thing about it is everyone is on the same boat, so (hopefully) it can’t get any worse than that.

2. 8 a.m. classes

Waking up at 6:30am everyday for high school is not enough to prepare you for college. Your sleeping schedule will always be a mess, you’ll never feel well-rested and your super power will be not falling asleep during the early morning classes. Also, coffee, lots and lots of coffee.

3. Naïve teenagers

Somehow, living without adults telling us what to do becomes the synonym of adulthood. However, it doesn’t take long before you realize that isn’t true and find yourself calling your parents asking something about the laundry or if it really is necessary to go to class because it’s raining and you don’t have an umbrella.

4. Stress becomes a lifestyle

You walk around trying to hide the fact that you’ve just had your third mental breakdown in the bathroom, waving any and all concerns away with a façade of mental stability. Everything will be alright though.

5. Due to #4, parties become stress relievers

And by alcohol, I mean Capri Sun’s, of course! Yeah, I don’t think this needs any more explaining.

6. Teachers expect too much

Let’s be honest, not even in high school did we do anything during break. I feel like professors should know by now that if they get to spend time with their loved ones without any care in the world, we’ll be doing the same.

7. Freshmen 15 fears go out the window

Probably the most common fear of all students their first year, yet there is no hesitation in ordering a pizza with your friends and eating it all in one take without a care in the world. No regrets, no nothing, just a full stomach and a whole lot of happiness.

8. Friends become family

Probably the most important part of freshman year: you meet the people that will become lifelong friends.

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