From Homewood to Home

When I walked into my bedroom at home for the first time in months, I was shocked. It didn’t look any different, but it had been so long that I actually forgot what some parts looked like. However, it wasn’t long before I remembered why I loved my home so much. Here are a few suggestions on what to do over Thanksgiving Break.

Sleep. This one is probably a no-brainer, but it’s safe to say that most students are drained after the second round of midterms. It’s hard to balance education, socializing and taking time for yourself. For me, I usually put sleep on the back burner, but not over break!! Turning off my alarm for my 9am before I went to sleep in my own queen-sized bed was the best feeling.

Eat. Go to your favorite restaurants, enjoy your mom’s cooking, and rejoice in the new-found variety. There are so many good eats out there besides the FFC, so enjoy your time away from the dining hall.

Food from BarTaco

Reunite. Chances are, you and your best friends from home haven’t seen each other in a while. When I saw my friends for the first time, we were screaming with joy. It was so nice to catch up and hear all their college stories. It reminded me of why I missed them so much while I was away, but assured me that nothing about our friendship changed.

Amy with Friends

Do something you can only do at home. Baltimore is very different from my hometown, so my lifestyle at college changed dramatically. The only beach that I can walk to at college is the lawn by the Johns Hopkins sign. I took a day at home to go to a real Florida-style beach and watch the sunset. On the way there, I stopped to get a Pub Sub (just FL things!)

Photo of Publix exterior

During my time away from Homewood campus (when I wasn’t sleeping), I realized how much I missed Hopkins. It was nice to take a breather, but I can’t wait to go back.