Moving Back Home for 3 Months?!

As most students do, during summer they start moving home because accommodations don’t have the option to stay over summer. And lets be real, we do miss home a lot more than some of us admit (yes, me included!). I’ve moved back home now, for just under 3 months which personally makes me so happy! Getting to finally spend time with family and friends with no sort of time restraint.

Last summer I did the same, however it was a lot busier than what I imagine this summer will be like (thanks COVID-19). I was working two part-time jobs last summer and had quite a fair few trips and holidays planned.

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I know that going home for summer can also then mean moving back in September is even harder, however for me, I take it as I appreciate home more. My family, school/college friends, dogs, home-made Sunday roasts and some of favourite places to go to are all at home.

This wasn’t meant to be a ‘Life Update‘ post however I guess it is now? I’ll give a few points I’ve found when living back home last summer and what I’ll be doing this summer…

Get out of my Bedroom.

Now this can be literally just going to sit in the lounge, or getting out the house all together and going on a walk. I do live in the countryside, so should probably make the most of that! My bedroom back at home is not what you would expect. I have a drinks bar and a pool table as my desk and wardrobe, however I spent a lot of time in that room last summer. So this summer I’m really going to try spend as little time in there as possible.

Use my Garden!

I didn’t really take advantage of the garden last year but I can’t wait to get back to it since living in a flat! I will 100% be doing workouts in it, sunbathing, even maybe hosting a picnic in it!

See Friends and Family.

Even more than I did last year, which was still quite a lot. I always try to talk myself out of missing home, because I find it easier to do this than wallow in pity. I’ll be nagging some of my friends and family however I bet they wouldn’t have it any other way! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Go on Adventures!

When I’m in my flat, I can’t help but think about all the places I want to go to when I’m home. For example: Brimham Rocks, Temple Newsam, York Museum Gardens, Scarborough Beach etc. But then when it comes to it I never get round to doing those things. Again, this will be a mission of mine, to grab a friend and go on an adventure somewhere. Possibly even another random road-trip?

There’s so many other things I have planned or that I’m thinking of doing. I just want to make the most out of being at home for so long (when I don’t normally get this time). Hope you’re all doing well and trying to focus on the positives in this situation.

Thanks for reading,

Han xx


  1. I hope you have a great time back home. Sometimes its important to go back home and recharge your batteries. I’m trying to get out in the garden more too, which hopefully the weather will improve too so we can do this.

    1. Thank you! And yes, I cannot wait to get in the garden with nice weather!

  2. Great post! I also love relaxing in the garden!

  3. Speaking from a mother’s perspective who has a daughter heading off to university this year (and who had also moved away to study many moons ago)- make sure you enjoy being at home. Make the most of your family home, spend time with the people you love and enjoy being looked after! I hope you have a wonderful summer! xxx

    1. I will – for sure! Thank you!xx

  4. It’s always so strange coming back home from uni for the summer. I normally fill the time with working, travelling and seeing friends etc but this year is so different. I’ve been trying to make the most out of the garden in warm weather too.

    Tash –

    1. Yes! I’m exactly the same gal!

  5. I’d love to live in the countryside! You’re so lucky. I didn’t go to Uni so didn’t experience this but these are great tips for those who do. Getting out of your bedroom, going for walks and spending time in the garden is a great idea x

    1. Yeah I cannot wait for the nice weather to come back so I can get out and about!

  6. Ashley says:

    Is that a built in trampoline?! I would love that. Also, you should absolutely garden, it is such a fulfilling use of time.

    1. Yeah it is & it’s awesome but I don’t use it enough ahah x

  7. I used to love coming home for summer when I was a student! Itโ€™s so nice to have a garden when youโ€™ve been living in a flat!

  8. spending time by the garden sounds wonderful! I’ve loved doing that too while sheltering in place.

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