11 Things You Already Miss About Being at Home Now You’re Back at Uni
You’ve probably not been back at uni for that long, but that’s as long as it took for you to miss the following things.
1. The home cooking.
Whether it’s your mum, dad or gran who whips up a brilliant feast each Sunday, you certainly won’t eat like that for the next few months back on your student budget. Say goodbye to the delicious snacks and hearty meals until you’re back under your own roof.
2. Your own bed.
Let’s face it, there is nowhere in the world like your own bed. Surrounded by your own pillows, decorations and
just a few cuddly toys, it seems heavenly compared to the squeaky mattress slept on by half a dozen people before you.
3. And your pets.
Probably the saddest goodbye you had to make was to your pet, not that you’ll admit that to your parents. Having the opportunity to spend each day with them on walks or having a cuddle made your house feel like home and the cold uni house will now feel empty without them.
4. Having the heating on when it’s cold.
Wow, how brilliant has it been to have heating all day everyday and not have to worry about the cost of it?! You were so warm you even took your slippers off once. This won’t continue now you’re back at uni – be prepared to layer up in three dressing gowns and a woolly hat and still feel as cold as ice.
5. And not needing to worry about someone stealing your milk.
While you were at home, you completely forgot about the pain of this one. But as soon as you’re back at uni, it’s what you think of every time you open the fridge.
6. Or there never being any toilet roll.
You never appreciated the simple joy of there always being toilet roll until you got to uni and realised there’s no guarantee that the last person to use it up would replace it.
7. Your old school friends.
Friendships which you’d spent a term missing were rekindled through big nights out and cosy nights in, reminiscing about school days and sharing outrageous uni shenanigans. But now you have to separate for another term, only joined together by a Skype every few weeks and a comment or two on Facebook.
8. And the free taxi services.
Your parents have been angels and given you lifts backwards and forwards to your friends’ houses and into town for a night out, but now for many that luxury is gone. It’s back to walking or taxis to the nightclubs and your wallet is suffering for it!
9. The fact there’s usually always someone about to put the kettle on.
One of the greatest things about being back at home is the fact that not only are there more opportunities to say yes to a cuppa, but whoever makes it for you will probably make it properly.
10. And it’s always clean and tidy.
Two words that can never really be used to describe your student house.
11. Most of all, you miss having that much-needed distance from your student life.
Over the Christmas period you almost forgot about the impending exams and coursework while you were sitting back, eating and drinking to your heart’s content. However, now you’re back in the thick of it and you’re wishing you did that little bit more revising over the holidays. Quick – get down the library pronto!