1. Home cooked meals
If you don’t miss the smell of good food hitting your face the moment you walk inside your house, then something’s wrong. It’s so refreshing to have a plate set at the kitchen table and actually sit down with your family and eat a real meal for once. In college, you basically live off Chick-fil-A and cafeteria dining food, which makes you miss what you once had and took for granted. Especially, when you’re sick and want Mom’s homemade soup rather than a can of Campbells in the microwave. Best of all, when you’re home you don’t even have to consider eating Ramen.
2. Friendly faces
When you’re in your own town, it feels like you own the place. You know everyone driving by, every good place to eat, and all the local hangout spots, which for me was Sheetz. It’s nice recognizing everyone you see where as in college, you have to go out of your way to meet new people and friends. Especially, at a football game or big events, all your teachers know and remember you, all your siblings’ friends say hi, and even people who watched you play sports know who you are.
3. Driving Around
My favorite times at home are driving around at night with my friends. We love blasting and singing our favorite songs so loud that we lose our voices. It’s the best when someone plays a song and you’re like “THIS IS MY SONG,” and you sing every single word and just let loose. My friend group from home’s song is “Home” by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. We even took a video every time we sang it and at the end of senior year of high school, we made a really sad video of all our car rides that we can watch forever.