Five Things to do Over Thanksgiving Break

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This lovely time off for Thanksgiving has been much awaited! It has been 3 months since I have last been home and I am actually excited to be back for a little bit. It is going to be so weird being back and seeing everyone but I for sure am going to love sleeping in my own big bed and get away from dorm life. I know that I have changed being away but it has been for the best! I can tell these differences so I wonder if anyone else will. But to save yourself from torrential-parent-question-overload try a few things to remember your independence, I plan on going back to some of my favorite places and seeing old faces.

1. Go to the Farmer’s Market

I am starting to forget what non-college food is like. The Farmer’s Market at home is probably one of my favorite places for a morning croissant, fresh raspberry lemonade, and people watching.

2. Get a decent amount of sleep

You are most definitely lacking on sleep. Take advantage of your bed and clean sheets your mom probably put of before you came and make up for some of those long nights.

3. Have a coffee catch-up date

Meetup with an old friend and exchange your stories or meet someone who is about to graduate high school to give some good first semester advice.

4. Play with your pets, or parents

Your parents have been looking forward to this longer than you have and you cant’t bring your dog back with you.

5.  Give Thanks

Offer to help with this thanksgiving and contribute whatever you can even if it’s your awesome table setting skills but don’t be asked to help, just offer. Then you can stuff your face with some good home cooking.

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Take a Break and a Breath

With only four school days left it is VERY easy to get overwhelmed! You are so close to the end yet it feels like eternity until you get there. Every waking moment you feel like you are drowning and everything comes at you, sinking you further down. Times like these (currently for me) you live in track shorts and sneakers with your hair in a never ending crease from all the different ways you put it up so it can stop distracting you. You always seem to be five steps behind and you just want to take a nap but you can’t because you know you will never wake up. The best thing to do is set aside time for a break. I never feel like I have time to take one because I value sleep over anything at this point. But the hour you take now can be a great way to separate yourself. This allows you to come back and be ready to focus. Believe me the feeling you get when you can finally take off the t-shirts and slip into a dress to go out can be life changing at this point of stress! Then you come home put back on your study “uniform” and continue! You need a break in order to remain human. Otherwise you’ll end up at your exam groggy with a caffeine hangover and that mess of hair you still don’t know what to do with.