1. The excitement stage
You’ve finished a semester of hardcore tests, quizzes and papers. You’re exhausted, sick to death of cooking for yourself (or the cafeteria food) and you’re so excited to go home and see your pet. You’ve spent the past month desperate for your mom’s lasagna and having someone else do your laundry for you. Did I mention you can’t wait to see your pet?
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 suitcase and have already vowed you are never moving EVER AGAIN.
It’s taken you 3 hours already because you keep needing to have a nap. You’re sure it didn’t take you this long to pack to move to school? Maybe it’s something to do with all the junk you’ve bought this year. The mini-fridge was definitely a good idea at the time.
3. The planning stage
You’ve got 2 months, very little money and whole bunch of friends you need to catch up with. This requires some serious planning.
It doesn’t help that you’ve booked a week in Mexico, a trip away with your college bae AND managed to scheme your way onto the family vacation. Your friends might not get along, 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 mom’s done your laundry, you’ve not had to eat ramen 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 documentary on Netflix 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 college’ stage
You miss your roommates and having all your friends within a 5-minute walk. As much as you love your hometown, nothing will beat nights out at school. You’re not looking forward to classes and essays, but you want to be back in your second home.