1. The excitement stage
You’ve finished 4 weeks of hard-core exams. You’re exhausted, sick to death of cooking for yourself and you’re so excited to go home and see your dog. You’ve spent the past month desperate for your mum’s lasagne and having someone else do your washing for you. Did I mention you can’t wait to see your dog?
2. The stressful stage
The main barrier to you getting home - packing. This task was invented by the devil. You’ve managed to put your clothes in a case and have already vowed you are never moving house EVER AGAIN.
It’s taken you 3 hours already because you keep needing to have a lie-down. You’re sure it didn’t take you this long to pack to move to uni? Maybe it’s something to do with all the junk you’ve bought this year. The beer mini-fridge was definitely a good idea at the time.
3. The planning stage
You’ve got 3 months, very little money and whole hoard of friends you need to catch up with. This requires some serious planning.
It doesn’t help that you’ve booked a week in Zante, a trip away with your uni-bae AND managed to blag your way onto the family holiday. Helen and Fran might not get on, but they’re going to have to sit through a brunch without killing each other. You’ve just not got the time to see them both separately!
4. The getting comfortable stage
You are living the dream. Your mum’s done your washing, you’ve not had to eat beans in weeks and you haven’t had to touch the vacuum. You’re feeling like royalty and you can’t even remember why you decided to leave home in the first place. Fool.
5. The interrogation stage
The constant questions. You once watched a programme on the SAS and it’s like some sort of interrogation challenge.
-Where are you going? -How are you getting there? -Who’s going with you? -What time are you back?
You know they’re asking because they care, but...
6. The ‘get me back to uni’ stage
You miss your housemates and having all your friends within a 5-minute walk. As much as you love your hometown, nothing will beat nights out at uni. You’re not as bothered about lectures and essays, but you want to be back in your second home.
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