Now that summer break is here, I'm wondering about how many students actually get to go home when school lets out. In my case, it depends on definition of home. I personally stay where I live, because I don't have the money to travel anywhere further away than San Francisco or Santa Cruz. I attend school in California while my mom and stepdad and brother live in Colorado, and they are the ones who raised me. I lived there until I was 20 and left for a Job Corps in Montana, and after 15 months there I graduated and got relocated to California to attend a community college. Now I live with my grandmother, but am supposed to move in with my father soon. As things look now, I will most likely stay in California after climbing up the academic rungs to a graduate degree. My father divorced my mother when I was young and only had weekend custody, and spend about a third of my childhood behind bars, while my stepdad has been around so long that I don't remember a time without him, so from a paternal standpoint I am closer to my stepdad than my father. So, the people who raised me are in Colorado, but I live in the same state I plan to settle in. I also grew up in the same county I currently live and attend school in, so almost everywhere I go is familiar from my childhood. Home is a very complicated definition to me.
Anyway, enough rambling about myself and what is and is not home. For most of you, it's a lot simpler. Who gets to go home or have their loved ones go home? What do the ones who can't do?