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How Visiting Home Changes During The College Years

Home-home, that is. College pulls your heart in different directions. Keep a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 2 in 1 Laptop by your side to stay connected near and far.

When you arrive on move-in day, you hug your parents as if your entire life has led to this moment.

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But right when you turn around, you're all, "Let's do this thang!"

Within two weeks, you're desperate for a trip home.

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"Omg this dorm room is my prison."

You even consider the perks of dropping out.

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With courage, you pace your way to Thanksgiving.

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An achievement like no other!

It's awesome. Your entire family comes to pick you up.

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Your parents take way too many pictures.

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They also won't shut up about any changes in your hair, clothes, or body size.

You hang with friends from high school. They're a little sad too, but it's no big deal.

And when it's over, you slowly creep back to campus.

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Weighed down by a full stomach and an even fuller heart.

But then you go back home for winter break two weeks later!!!!

And this time... it's kinda awk.

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"Oh, you again!"

To assert your independence, you declare that you are done with trips home for a while.

You plan a spring break that's a little more... freeing.

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You've waited decades to be a real college student at real SPRING BREAK!

And you realize that summer trips can be more fun when your parents aren't watching.

Not going home as frequently makes you sad at times...

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...but the existence of video chat makes your parents bizarrely happy.

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"Can you see the joke we're doing, hun?"

Over the next three years, you find comfort in devising surprise trips home...

...during which you now avoid people from high school...

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Heads-up!

...and only surprise those people who really matter.

Returning to campus, you realize you have people in both places.

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And whereas you once thought an entire caravan of belongings was necessary to bring to campus...

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...you return for senior year with only the bare necessities.

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Enjoy time at home and at school with the Lenovo Yoga 3 2 in 1 laptop. Its heart lives in two places at once, too.

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