23 Symptoms Of Study Abroad Withdrawal
Spring semester folk: savor all of it.
1. You chronically miss having a group of friends to see and do everything with you at all times.
2. You can't stop gushing about everything you loved -- to the point of being extremely annoying.
3. And you keep up all the habits/lingo you picked up, no matter how obnoxious they may be to your friends.
4. People try to comfort you by telling you that your nostalgia is just a phase, which only makes you irrationally angry.
5. You still listen to all the pop hits from when you went out dancing.
6. The fact that you can't legally drink anymore keeps confusing and upsetting you.
7. You obsessively look for restaurants that will remind you of the amazing new food you ingested last semester.
You'd totally go on a pilgrimage to Park Slope for Chip Shop.
8. Weekend road trips are much bigger priorities due to your newly awoken thirst for adventure.
9. Your room is covered with all the knick-knacks you collected.
10. And you have a newfound attachment to farmer's markets, always hoping to find something beautiful.
11. You complain about the exchange rate all the time and how everything was more affordable abroad.
12. You miss the short-lived-yet-satisfying flings with foreign strangers.
Back home, it always gets messy but there? There was just something so je ne sais quoi about it all.
13. Though, honestly, you're probably still in love with someone from abroad because that time was magical.
14. You've Google Street View-ed your old dorm/campus.
15. And you try to take long, contemplative walks even though it's just not the same.
16. Even airplanes hold sentimental value.
17. As do confusing maps.
18. And -- dare I say it -- even rain.
19. You EVEN miss being a total outsider.
You stood out, but you didn't mind because it helped you make new friends.