So it's comfortable. It's easy that way. And though this sounds corny (and, really, it is): it's home—if you define home as a place where you don't need to explain yourself. And we do.
We don't need to fumble through an explanation of how a low-res MFA works. We don't need to remind loved ones that our homework is real homework even if we don't go to class every day. We don't need to slog through the daily duality of school and work. We don't need to answer that question: So what are you going to do with your degree?
We're happy about all these don'ts.
Oh, we're happy to be home.