How to Survive Holidays in College, When You Can’t Go Home

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Going away for college is great… until a holiday break comes that is too short to travel home for. While everyone else packs their bags and hops in the car, you are watching alone from the window sure this break will be a dud.

One thing about moving across the country for college is that it is not always easy, or convenient, to fly back home for every holiday you get off. Especially when it is only a long weekend. For me, this means I am stuck staying at college for breaks like Labor Day, Fall Break, and Easter. Now into my second year of college, I can confidently say not being able to go home doesn’t mean that the break is going to be horrible.

So if, like me, you can’t go home for a break, here are some good tips to keep yourself entertained.

  • Find a friend who is willing to let you go home with them.

    While it may not be YOUR home, not being stuck in a dorm room alone is a win in itself more. You will also get real NON SCHOOL FOOD every day, and maybe you get to see a new town or state while you are at it.

  • Go exploring.

    Locate a library, coffee shop, some waterfalls to go to, or even just take a drive around town. Not staying cooped up in your room will help to make you feel less bummed out about not being at home.

  • Go to a local museum.

    Maybe a museum you have already been to, or maybe one that you have been meaning to visit but have never had the time. You never know what amazing things you can find to admire at museums until you go. 

  • Take the time to catch up on shows.

    You know that show or movie you have been meaning to finish or start watching? The great thing about breaks is you have all the time in the world to sit around and do nothing.

  • Cook something.

    Whether it be a new pasta dish or a whole batch of your favorite cookies (pull apart or otherwise) it will taste so much better than whatever fast food you would have picked up. 

  • Appreciate your time off.

    Lastly, make sure you appreciate the time off. Just because you aren’t going home doesn’t mean that you should be miserable and waste your break. Because next thing you know you will be waking up for those 8am classes again.

What do you normally do during school breaks?

 

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