Winter Break According To The Office

Winter Break According To The Office

What it's like coming home for the holidays as a college student
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Coming home for winter break is one of the greatest things as a college student. There are so many exciting things about coming home and staying home for more than just a weekend. You have to break out of your college routine and turn back into the somewhat confusing routine of being home. You've been away at school for so long readjusting seems a bit hard at first, but you're back into the swing of things before you know it. Because let's be honest, winter break really is the holy grail for college students. So here's what winter break and coming home for the holidays are like as a college student, as told by The Office.


You finish your last final and you are ready to celebrate. You've worked so hard for this moment and the stress of finals week is finally lifted.

You come home ready to sleep all day, every day because finals week made you pull at least four all nighters and you're just now burning off all of the coffee you drank throughout the week.

You're finally reunited with your pet, and it's the greatest day because your pet is the only one who (honestly) really missed you.

But then you work day and night because you need money for gifts because let's be honest you spent the little money you did have on Chipotle and Starbucks when you were at school, so now work consumes your life.

You and your siblings instantly get back into the same weird nonsense. It doesn't take much before you start arguing and bickering like you used to everyday when you lived at home.

Annoying people from your hometown try to get you wrapped back up in useless drama, but you don't have time for that because it's the holiday season.

You're finally reunited with your best friends from back home and you get to spend more than a couple of hours together.

You have holiday events with your relatives and they start asking personal questions like, "So are you dating anyone these days?"

Your parents make you and your siblings try way too hard for the holiday cards they are sending out to people you either don't speak to anymore, or who still know what you look like.



You worked hours and hours to finally makes some money, but then you start doing your holiday shopping. And then you go broke again.

But then suddenly you get an email from a professor about homework you have due the day you get back from break. And you look at the work in confusion because all of the information you learned before is now gone.

You start any winter break homework you may have, but your mind is still on that break. So, needless to say it's not your best work.



But for the time-being you ignore all your responsibilities back at school, because after all this is a break, right? And considering that your next one isn't until Spring Break, you need to make the most of this one.


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Getting married young does not mean giving up your dreams. It means having someone dream your dreams with you. When you get lost along the way, and your dreams and goals seem out of reach, it’s having someone there to point you in the right direction and show you the way back. Despite what people are going to tell you, it definitely doesn’t mean that you are going to miss out on all the experiences life has to offer. It simply means that you get to share all of these great adventures with the person you love most in the world.

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Summer And Jobs

Working summers doesn't have to be tedious.

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Like many other college students, I was ready for summer but was kinda bummed that I had to work. Its not that I didn't like where I was working, I actually was really lucky to be working in a hospital environment but I just hated being alone all summer from 9-5. I've had this job for a few years now and a few other paid interns came and went but I never really connected with any of them. This year is different though.

I got really lucky to have another intern work with me that was very similar to me. The tasks we got were always simple but they were made to be more fun because I got to do them while talking with someone else. Now I actually enjoy and look forward to going to work.

The key to finding a good job is finding one that you enjoy doing and one that will help you gain knowledge that will help you out with future career plans. Working with friends also make tasks enjoyable! I would be careful with working with your friend however because if your job needs you to be serious and focused, being around your best friends may distract you from that.

Another thing that definitely makes summer jobs more enjoyable are taking breaks! It is your summer vacation after all! I'm not saying don't take a day off just to sit around, but if you make plans with family and friends, take a Friday off and enjoy the warm weather and good company! Employers understand that us college students and on break and have lives, they are usually very lenient with days off!

If you have to do a summer job to make money to live off of or pay for college, the best thing to do is look at the big picture. If you don't enjoy your job but can't afford to quit, remember that the money if going to help you out a lot. Also, this job is probably only for the summer right? So it's not permanent my friend! Get through these annoying few weeks and you will be back at college, taking steps for a bigger and brighter future.

Summer jobs are tough, I know, but make the most of it! And don't forget to enjoy it whenever you can!!!

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