The Struggles Of Living Home For Winter Break Told By College Students
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The Struggles Of Living Home For Winter Break Told By College Students

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The Struggles Of Living Home For Winter Break Told By College Students
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When college students come back home from break it starts off great, fantastic and there's a sense of peace by knowing you have no responsibilities for the next couple of weeks. After all, most of us don't have school to focus on our studies, don't have a full time job or any other responsibilities. Therefore, most college students find themselves living out of their suitcase for the next few weeks, laying in bed binge watching Netflix, eating all the Taco Bell and gaining all of the beauty sleep we lost during midterms and finals week.

Let's be honest, after being away at college for months, students develop new habits and a new lifestyle because we have more independence when we're away from home. When college students are away, parents can't oversee our actions. When parents begin to oversee our actions, it can be hard to accept and follow the rules of your family when coming home. It's hard for us to return to the place we call home, live by the rules, and expectation of our own family. Here are some reasons why:

1. We are use to doing things our way because we've live on our own.

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After all the time of living by ourselves or with our roommates we are use to doing everything our way and sometimes that can be strange to come back home and be expected to follow those obligations.

2. We want to sleep in from all of the late nights we stayed up studying for our big exams.

No college student gets an acceptable amount of sleep while in school. Take advantage of all of the beauty life you desire.

3. We want to catch up on all of the episodes of Grey's Anatomy we missed.

Spending 12 hours watching Netflix is reasonable right? I think so.

4. We want to eat all of the junk food we can fit into our body.

Pretty sure, if you challenge me to eat a whole pie of pizza, I will.

5. We want to be catered to from our parents and friends.

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Nothing is better than being served from our parents and friends, especially when it comes to chocolate.

6. We want no responsibilities since we've been crazy busy at school.

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NO, NO, and NO responsibilities. It's me time.

7. Lastly, we want quality time with the people we love.

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Coming home from school is a great time to spend it with the family and friends you've missed.

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