One of the best things about college is the one month long winter break. You get a chance to relax... no papers, no exams, no projects, no textbooks... it's luxurious! You get a chance to go on (long) vacations and sleep in and completely alter your sleep cycle. It's great.
BUT... It's *back to reality.* Classes are going start right back up, the workload starts back up, tuition and textbook bills are rolling in, and real life is back. It's bittersweet though. Now you get to hang out with your friends again, you and your roommate are going to have a ton of things to catch up on and college life picks right back up.
If it's your first year at college though, I do advise you, it is a little tough getting back into the swing of things. If you're the kind of person that gets homesick, PREPARE before break ends. It is really hard to have an easy month at home with the family and just relaxing, but school starts back up abruptly.
A few things you can do before moving back into school are:
- take pictures of friends and family doing every day things.
- take pictures of pets
- write three things you CAN'T WAIT to do back at school.
- start to get back to a normal sleep cycle (sleep earlier and wake up earlier)
- get your class stuff (notebooks, textbooks, pens, highlighters) ready to go.
I've found (yes, yours truly gets TERRIBLY homesick the first few days) that being more prepared keeps me less stressed and I'm less inclined to think of how much easier things are at home and more inclined to think about watching my show at a friends or heading out to half priced appetizers at Applebee's.
So yeah, I move back in tomorrow morning for two orientation sessions, two days of ResLife training and then everyone moves back in!
Time to start packing (oops!)
Thanks for reading everyone,