Hey guys! Welcome back. You all probably know by now that I love college. Sure it’s stressful and at times can really suck, but overall it’s my favorite place. While being home has it’s benefits, it just always seems to drive me bananas. I think it’s probably good that there are only a few times a year that I get to be at home because it’s not as relaxing as you would think it would be.

Being at school is great for many reasons. One of them is the ability for me to do whatever I want without being interrupted. I have complete privacy. No one asks me where I am going, what I am doing, or why I’m doing certain things. I am allowed to eat, sleep, shower, and everything else whenever I want. That’s just not the case at home. At home there are only certain times I can take a shower (2 a.m. I have found is the best time). Eating is a struggle because getting into the kitchen is a pain. And if you don’t sleep when everyone else does they judge you and complain about it. The privacy at school is great because no one is worried about what I am doing and why I am doing it. And by being worried I mean they are not being critical and judgmental.

College is hard. You have to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life in a short amount of time. It’s costing time, money, among other things and it’s a struggle. So when you finally decide what you want to do there’s a kind of relief that washes over you. At college you son’t have to explain it to anyone. You don’t have to validate your major to anyone. Everyone in college understands the pressures and difficulties in choosing a major. It’s not as simple as just choosing something you enjoy or will make you a lot of money. You have to choose carefully. Going home and explaining it to people who have never experienced it is even more difficult.

In college, one of the last topics of discussion in most cases is politics. When you go home you get a little too familiar with your families political views. College is kind of a haven because if you don’t agree with someone there is no judgement. No one cares about your political views. At home if you disagree with your family you get to hear about it. So it’s best to just roll your eyes and pay attention to your phone.

When you are at school you get to see your friends all the time. You can hang out, eat together, and just have fun. At home, you miss your friends and all the fun you have. So when you get back you are extremely excited to see your friends. Home can be great, but there is nothing like having a fun night with some great friends.

In college, everyone kind of understands and accepts everyone. There is no real judgment or critical comments. Everyone just kind of lives their own lives and keeps pushing forward. After all, most people there are working towards something and are too busy to pass judgment on your decisions. At home, you are just completely misunderstood. No one understands why you sleep when you do, why you get so annoyed at the things they say, or why you prefer solitude to socializing. It’s because you are used to being alone and on your own.

In college, you can go anywhere anytime. At home, you don’t have that freedom. Technically you do, but it comes with questions. It’s so much nicer when you don’t have to worry about explaining things to people. At school you have complete freedom to do whatever you want. It’s something you miss when you go back home.

At home you don’t have many real responsibilities. You can sleep in, there is no homework, you don’t have to study or go to work. It’s nice. You get into some pretty bad habits while you are at home. It’s not the best way to start off a new semester. If you are not careful, you could hurt yourself when you get back to school.

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