A few weeks ago, you finished your last exam and were presented with a decision: Either take the time to tidy up your dorm so it looks nice when you get home, or go get drunk with your friends one last time before you go home. Well, you made your choice, and now it's time to deal with the consequences. Don't worry. You can always clean up when you get there. Just be ready for that brief moment when you open up your door to a dorm room that could easily double as a crack den, and a little part of you dies.
Return from winter break means the start of a new semester, so chances are you feel like you're going to get a little grace period to find your bearings in your new classes. The sad truth is you won't. In fact, you're basically already in mid-terms. Don't let break brain fuck with your GPA. Make your life easier, and hit the academic ground running.
If you're excited to go back to school, it's probably because you want to see your friends. Don't get me wrong. That first night you get back is definitely going to be an awesome reunion. The next couple of days after that, however, are going to try your patience and make you question most of the relationships in your life. During your time apart, you lost that immunity you built up to all your friends annoying little traits, and now you're being plunged into a world where they're constantly around. Make sure to plan some alone time, to prevent that feeling of wanting to murder your loved ones with an axe.
The past couple of weeks of your life have basically just been one long, delicious food binge. You've been spoiled by a bunch of delicious, home-cooked holiday meals, and while you should enjoy it, you don't want to forget that you'll soon return to surviving off a lot of tasteless food that, according to many on your campus, has been laced with laxatives to prevent lawsuits. Don't let your stomach be blindsided. Substitute one plate of tasty Christmas ham, for a meal of slightly stale cereal to help your body ease itself into the feeling of never quiet being satisfied.
When you're leaving for home, all you care about is finishing exams and getting the hell off campus, and instead of finishing off your semester in a thorough manner, you get to the point where you just hastily speed through shit. What do you care? As far as you're concerned, there is no future past winter break. Well I'm here to tell you that you definitely forgot to do something you should have done before you left. When you get back, you will find there's something you left undone, and it will ruin your day. I'm sorry, it's just a fact. Holidays are over. Welcome back.