This past weekend, I had fall break and was able to come back home for a couple of days. While I love being at school, there are just some things that I can’t get anywhere but home, and I’m sure many of you reading this feel the same. So, without further ado, here are my top three best things about visiting home while you’re in college:
Showering without Shower Shoes
After spending a good two months using the communal showers in my dorm – which also serve as a consistent hotbox – I can’t even begin to describe the euphoric feeling of showering back home in such a clean bathroom that I didn’t have to wear shoes. It genuinely felt weird hopping into my shower and not wearing the beat-to-hell Nike slides that I’ve had since the sixth grade. Unfortunately, my younger brother now probably has whatever plague-ridden-fungi that’s been covering my feet since welcome week.
Now, I don’t mean this in the sense of sleeping with a woman (or dude whatever you’re into), but if we’re being honest, that doesn’t happen a whole lot at school either. What I’m talking about when I say “sleeping alone” is simply that. No roommate. No loud ass music blaring from down the hall. No mistaken fire alarm pulls at 3:00 am. Nothing. Just pure serenity. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving break so I can sleep for thirteen hours a night and catch up on all the REM cycles I’ve lost this semester.
Don’t get me wrong, my college town has some tremendous restaurants with some of the best food I’ve had in my entire life. But there truly is nothing better than having a warm, home-cooked meal. I purposefully overloaded myself with my parents’ cooking this past weekend in order to deter hunger this week. And it’s worked. I might as well be preparing for hibernation this winter with the amount of food I’m about to eat over Christmas break, and I recommend you do the same. I could go on, but I’m about to reheat the leftover pulled pork that’s sitting in my 2×2 refrigerator.