15 Things You Feel When You Go Home After A Long Time

“Home is where I can eat all my mom’s delicacies and chat for hours with my dad.” If the holiday season (read as Dussehra and Diwali) is drawing you to your home after a long time, like a month, then here is the mental checklist of 15 things to look forward to.

So go ahead, read and nod on:

1. You stay super excited from the moment your trip home gets confirmed

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2. Once you board your bus/train/flight, you constantly keep checking your phone for time left to reach home

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3. The feeling of familiarity when you step into your neighbourhood

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It feels unreal, but it feels amazing that you’ve been away for so long.

 

4. Staying at home gives you the feeling of staying in a wonderland

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5. Your mom trying to feed you everything at a go

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Praise the Lord. Now I can stop surviving on noodles.

 

6. Not needing an alarm for you to wake up

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“Mummyyyy kal 7 baje utha dena”

 

7. A fridge full of food.

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Yes, ‘achche din’ are here and your fridge doesn’t have to look poverty stricken.

 

8. TV

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Nothing to say here.

 

9. No worries about your work, or grocery shopping or anything

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Being away from the real world.

 

10. Sleeping early (and in some cases sleeping throughout the day)

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Yasss! Gone are the nocturnal vampire days

 

11. Using your own bathroom

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12. You prefer staying inside your house the whole time

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It’s so comfortable.

 

13. Meeting old friends you haven’t met in a really long time

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14. Looking forward to that pampering only your parents can give you

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Those lengthy heart-to-heart conversations you can have with nobody else.

 

15. And your heart breaks every time you have to leave home and stay away from it for months

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But Mom & Dad, I will be back soon

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After all, there’s no place like home.