Guest Post: Tips on how to spend your first winter break back at home

This post comes from Val’s sister: Sonja!

  1. Moderate time spent with your family. It’s all fun and smiles at first, but they’ll soon start to resent you for your sleeping habits and lack of productivity. Plan your day so you’ll be sleeping when they wake in the morning, and you’ll be out with your friends when they come back in the evening. Tops, spend like 1-2 hours with them a day.
  2. Don’t see all the movies you’ve been planning to see for months in a 2 day period. Space them out so you have something else to do during break. Also, if blood and gore isn’t your thing, don’t see Django: Unchained.
  3. Who suggested going to see Django? You hate bloody movies. Although Pulp Fiction was enjoyable, you aren’t usually a fan of Tarantino films. Why didn’t you see Les Mis instead? Anne Hathaway was supposedly really good in that.
  4. Make plans with your friends early. Some of them go to a different school, and their breaks end much earlier than yours. Three of them left before you even thought of contacting them, and they were the only ones you really wanted to see. Now you’re stuck with second-rate high school “friends” if you don’t want to see Django alone.
  5. Catch up with pop culture when you’re home. Most likely you didn’t keep with JBieb or Ke$ha while you were at school, see what they’re up to. Are they still popular? Should you still like their music?
  6. Your dog got cuter while you were gone. Take lots of pics! Maybe he’ll go back to normal when you come in the summer, get evidence of him being adorable while you still can.
  7. Keep some resolutions. You started a diary, keep up the charade for at least another month. Also, you really should go to the gym more. Dorm food over a long period of time can’t be good.
  8. Don’t pack last minute! You’ll forget your phone charger again…
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