Making the Most of your Thanksgiving Break
By Jennifer Bai CC '13
We are now more than halfway done with the semester and that generally means two things: first, freaking out over time flying by so fast and second, Thanksgiving break! These four days of freedom are often pretty jam-packed – there’s family to see, friends to catch up with, and of course, always more homework to be done. With so much to do and never enough time, this delicious holiday can sometimes be overwhelming. However, as long as you try your best to find a balance between all these things, you are sure to get the most out of this tasty break.
If you’re going home, chances are you have a few family engagements and also some friends from home that you’d like to see now that everyone’s back in town. Resist the urge (if you feel it) to be a couch potato! As appealing as it may sound, I’ve found that reconnecting with family and friends is actually equally if not more relaxing than reclining in front of the television (there will be time for that after you are comatose post Thanksgiving dinner).
If you’re sticking around campus, get together with other friends who are staying put and try your hand at cooking a big dinner – it will be fun, messy, and (hopefully) appetizing. Then spend a day doing all those interesting “explore NYC” things that you’ve been meaning to do.
For those of you who are doing something cool that fits neither of the above scenarios, well, I’m jealous. You’ll come back from break with stories about more than just stuffing your face.
Have a safe and lovely break! Happy eating.
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