Like most other university students I traveled home for Christmas earlier this month, for a well needed break.
Spending time with family
I’ll start with the most important one. Even though I wasn’t crying myself to sleep every night from homesickness, I missed my family more than I can put into words. Living apart from people you’re used to spending every day with is such a weird feeling. I’m definitely glad to be home with them for a few weeks.
Although I haven’t actually been to the beach since I got home, I have definitely missed the peacefulness of it. It’s worlds apart from the rush of living in London. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer being busy and being around lots of people but it does make you appreciate the calmness of the countryside.
I didn’t bother taking a TV to uni because I knew I wouldn’t have much time to watch it. So, coming home and being able to scroll through the endless movies of Sky TV has made vegging out on the sofa all day soooo much better. The only TV I have in London is the one in our kitchen, which you have to stand up to watch. Would it be too dramatic to say “you never know what you’ve got until it’s gone”? Yeah, it probably would.
I’ve missed my car so much! I don’t actually mind traveling by tube (or by bus if I’m desperate) but driving your own car makes you feel much more independent and free. No waiting 9 minutes for a bus or standing beneath someone’s sweaty armpit on the tube.
A break from work
I quite my holiday job at McDonalds so I won’t have to work when I’m visiting home. I’m so glad that I did. I have a job in London so it’s not like I’m not earning money at all by leaving. Also, if I came home to work full time I wouldn’t get to spend much time with my family, which is the only reason I came home in the first place. I’ll end up having about a month off of work which is a nice, long break.
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