Going Home For The Holidays

Going home for the holidays can be very interesting after being away at college for some time. Thanksgiving is typically the first holiday a freshman will experience going home. Excitement is in the air, you are excited to see your family and all your friends form home. Also a lot of your friends that went off to different colleges will be coming home as well. You cannot wait to see everyone and usually it is like a high school reunion.

Time Management:

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One of the most important things you can do when going home for the first time is balance your time. It is really easy to get home from a long flight or drive and immediately want to go meet up with your friends. You haven’t seen them in a long all you can think about is sharing your new life with them. This usually is along the side of a bunch of alcoholic beverages and one thing turns into another. Before you know it all you and all your friends are wasted having a great time, reflecting on your child hood. You spend the next day hung-over and before you know it another friend calls you up and wants to go out. If you haven’t picked up on it yet, you have completely push aside your family. They want to see you and spend time catching up, so don’t blow them off for your friends. Balance out the time spent with your friends and family, trust me it will save you a headache in the long run.

Don’t try and show off:

Yes, we get it, you are back from college and know everything. You have had 3 months of drinking heavily and want to show off…. Don’t be that guy. Everyone knows that one person who is wasted at a family dinner trying to show off what you “actually learned” in college so far. This will upset your mother and you will start to get alcoholism emails when you go back to college.


You have been in college for a few months now and realize how demanding/tiring college actually is. Between trying to visit with your friends, and spending time with your family, make sure you take some time to rest. Sleep until noon one day or go to sleep at 8 pm, this is the time to catch up on the sleep you have been sacrifices. Also take the full advantage of your mothers cooking, eat eat eat.

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