First, again sorry for the lateness of this blog. The transition from Transy life back to home life is a very confusing one. Specifically, I forgot what day it was for the past few days; meaning I thought that it was Wednesday when in fact it was Blog Thursday. Definitely my bad on that one. However the transition back home also brings me to the topic of today’s blog.
Being back in Louisville, seeing my pets, and hanging out with my family after a few months away is awesome. Other than catching up on sleep and trying to figure out what to do with my homework free nights I have been running errands with my Mom, going to see The Hobbit with my Dad, watching movies with my sister, and baking with the whole family. While this has all been super fun and I would not change any of it for the world, there is one thing about coming home that many college students, and specifically Transy kids dread about returning home for the holidays.
1. The endless questions. What is your major again? Is puppetry really a class you think you should have taken? What are your plans after graduation (which is in two plus years)? Why did you ask for a Taco Bell gift card, do they not feed you?
2. The awkward references to the Transy Bubble. I referred to the kitchen as the caf earlier this week. I thought an hour was only 50 minutes like a class period on campus. Needless to say that was weird.
3. Suddenly you realize people go to bed at normal times. Do people actually go to bed before Midnight in the real world?
4. There is always that one thing you forgot back in the dorm. Seriously, I forgot my hair brush. How does one even forget something they use everyday? Explain this to me. Also why are hair brushes so expensive?
5. The bubbling longing to be back at campus. Transy is its own little home. The details are too abstract and numerous to list here. Suffice to say, my friends and I text each other almost everyday to keep in touch and during one such text conversation I realized I missed being at school. The few quiet moments in the morning as everyone who just woke up trudges to their 8 AM class; the craziness that is the Raf as class gets out; being able to just walk out your door and find a few people to hang out with. They are the small things that make Transy feel like home and what always have me wanting to come back semester after semester.
While I hope everyone enjoys their holidays, I just wanted to share a few things that make going home and away from Transy for the season a little bittersweet. So as a friendly reminder, let all the students in your life take a break from school and just enjoy their time with family and friends; questions about their 20 year plan can honestly wait. Trying to balance home life and Transy home life is sometimes really difficult, but trying to figure out the transition back to the real world is a great time for students to not only prepare for the next semester but realize what makes campus so great and feel like home. With that said have a great week and see you next Thursday (hopefully on time)!