Okay so most college kids are beyond ecstatic to go home for Christmas. You finally can do your laundry for free, scarf down some real food, lay in your bed consecutively without feeling guilty, revert to the spoiled brat you may have been during the holidays and maybe even earn some extra cash at your old job. Sounds grand and all fluffy (cue down fall of fairy dust and rainbows) BUT for others it can slowly morph into a living hell here’s why:
1. SORRY, NO ONE’S HIRING
If you are a spring chicken in the working world hoping to make a quick buck over the X-mas break, you are most likely S.O.L. No one’s really looking to hire someone for only a month….
2. NOTHING CHANGES BACK HOME
You may find yourself realizing your hometown is really located in some dark hole where time stands still. Everyone is always doing the EXACT SAME THING THEY WERE DOING WHEN YOU LEFT MONTHS AGO! Twilight Zone 24/7 (i’m not old enough to use this reference but whatever)
3. YOU FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN
Welcome back to doing chores and announcing when you’re planning to leave the house!
4. TIME TO THINK ABOUT YOUR ACTIONS
Welcome back to explaining those thoughtless actions you made while you were away in the land of collegiate liberation ex:
“You cut your hair off?!”
“Yes Mom, I clearly did.”
“Are you sick? Is it because of a boy?”
“No… just felt like it one day.”
(insert long mom-like opinion you don’t want to hear)
5. WHO’S YOUR NEW BOO THING?
Everyone wants to know when you’re going to get a girlfriend/boyfriend…. they have no idea you’re either pretty happy alone, sadly alone and having horrible love luck, or being a tad promiscuous
6. YOUR FAMILY IS TOO HONEST
Everyone wants to tell you if you’ve gained or lost weight….. I have a mirror at school, thanks.
7. HOLIDAY’S SHMOLIDAY’S
You’re family’s pretty crappy at celebrating holidays.
8. YOU LEFT MY HEART ON CAMPUS!
God forbid you left behind your college sweetheart!
9. WHAT IS A SOCIAL LIFE AT HOME?
The social life at home vs. the social life in college….. it’s like agreeing to drive around in a golf cart for a month while your Mercedes awaits you back at school.
10. AIN’T NO BREAK BIH
You do all that lounging just to return to the exact level of stress next semester….. So why give me a month? Why?! I’d gladly take two weeks!
*sigh* But I’m biased to my own opinions…..