It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Winter break is going to be upon us soon, if not already, and students are stoked to be going home from college. The countdown began the first week of school and now that finals are over, it’s finally time to breathe a sigh of relief. Going home for the holidays is always a wonderful way to destress and prepare for the next semester. Here are some of the best things about going home for college winter break:
Christmas is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. Everyone is excited, stores are filled, and there’s always a holiday event to go to. You can decorate with family and spend time with friends enjoying the holiday activities around town. It’s a time where everyone seems to be in a better mood than they were just a month before.
With Christmas comes another delicious meal typically consisting of traditional holiday foods like ham, turkey, roast, lasagna, and amazing homemade desserts. After a semester of dining hall food, it’s much-needed.
2. No Homework
Obviously being out of school means no homework, right? After a semester’s worth of homework, studying, and tests, it’s nice to get a break from the books and be able to relax and enjoy your free time. My advice? Melt into the couch.
3. No More Annoying Roommate
Let’s be honest, having a roommate isn’t always easy. Students start off a semester with high expectations thinking they’ll become besties with their roomie, but then you end up living with the messiest person on Earth or a human party machine who keeps you from having a decent night’s sleep for months. Students who can relate know exactly how great it feels to get away from your roommate for a few weeks.
4. Reuniting With Your Pet
If you have adorable pets at home, going home is always a treat for you and for them. I don’t know about you, but when I finally get to go home to my dog I cuddle him like there is no tomorrow. He happily lays next to me on my comfy bed and sleeps when I sleep. It’s truly warming to the heart to reunite with him.
5. Better Sleep
With the comfort of home and your own bed, you are sure to get a better night’s sleep than in your extra-long twin bed at school. Being at home is always more comforting than anywhere else.
6. New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection and determining resolutions for the year. It’s also an excuse to party all night and kiss a stranger at midnight, but it’s more than that. It’s the perfect time to be thankful for all the lessons learned and adventures had during the previous year. It’s a time to look back and appreciate what you’ve gained.
No matter how long or short your winter break may be, be sure to enjoy it while you can before having to go back to being a student next semester. Get into the holiday spirit, and don’t forget your ugly Christmas sweater!